IALANA deeply regrets that the International Court of Justice, in the Marshall Islands’ three nuclear disarmament cases, failed to demonstrate that it is, truly, the World Court.
12 March at Humanity House: Why is the Marshall Islands suing the nuclear weapon states at the International Court of Justice at The Hague? Meet the international legal team representing the Republic of the Marshall Islands and find out more about the story behind the lawsuits: Continue reading “Public Event: Marshall Islands Fights Back in Nuclear Zero Lawsuit, 12 March, The Hague”
Small Island Nation Fights On. Archbishop Desmond Tutu Lends Support.
July 13, 2015 – The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) submitted its Appeal Brief today to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, appealing the dismissal of the Nuclear Zero Lawsuit. The case was dismissed in Federal District Court on February 3, 2015 by Judge Jeffrey White.
The lawsuit calls upon the U.S. to fulfill its legal obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and customary international law to negotiate in good faith to end the nuclear arms race at an early date and for total nuclear disarmament.
The historic US nuclear testing site is taking its case for disarmament to the International Court of Justice.
Article by Peter Weiss in the Nation, January 26, 2015
Article on the Marshall Islands Law Suits in the New York Times from December 27 2014
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Friday, 5 December 2014, 2 – 5:30 pm, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, Vienna
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On August 21, the Marshall Islands will submit its 15-page response to the U.S. Motion to Dismiss. The U.S. will have the opportunity to reply to the RMI response on September 8, and there is a hearing scheduled at the Federal Court in Oakland on September 12. Continue reading “News on the Republic of Marshall Islands Law Case”
Dear friends and colleagues,
With the special newsletter IALANA and INES would like to provide you with an overview of the “Marshall Islands Case”, designed to legally support the wide range of activities for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands, a country so cruelly affected by the nuclear tests, had the courage to bring the nuclear powers before court. Memories of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons in 1996 were brought back once again. Continue reading “IALANA and INES Newsletter on the Marshall Islands Case”
On April 24, 2014, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) filed applications in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to hold the nine nuclear-armed states accountable for violations of international law with respect to their nuclear disarmament obligations under the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and customary international law. The respondent nuclear-armed states are the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel.