The Right Livelihood Foundation announced today that Foreign Minister Tony de Brum & the People of the Marshall Islands will receive an Honorary Right Livelihood Award (otherwise known as the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize) in recognition of their leadership on climate change issues and nuclear disarmament. Read more »
Campaigners aim to prosecute British state
On 1st October UK nuclear abolition campaigners launched PICAT– A Public Interest Case Against Trident. This is a new and ambitious project to institute a citizen’s prosecution of the Government and specifically the Secretary of State for Defence for breaching international law by its active deployment of the Trident nuclear weapon system.
Bill Kidd MSP, as co-chair of the Nuclear Disarmament Cross Party Group, hosted an event on 23 September at the Scottish Parliament to mark both the UN International Day of Peace and the UN International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Organised by the Scottish Branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (S WILPF) with support from Scottish CND, ICAN UK and other members of the Scrap Trident Coalition, the meeting addressed the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, including the particular relevance for women and girls, and examined the ways in which gender structures stand in the way of disarmament. Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs contributed introductory remarks. Read more »