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Reposted from the Basel Peace Office – see International lawyers group outlines the road to nuclear disarmament With the 2015 NPT Review Conference just two months away, the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) has released a paper calling for cooperation amongst civil society on a realistic strategy to abolish nuclear weapons.
9 December- The Austrian government has pledged to work with all interested stakeholders to “ to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons“. The government conference, following on ICAN’s incredible civil society forum, resulted in both a Chair’s summary document and the Austrian Pledge.
At this very moment in history, when so many people and nations around the world are acknowledging the 100th Anniversary of our planet’s hapless stumble into World War I, great powers and their allies are ironically once again provoking new dangers where governments appear to be sleepwalking towards a restoration of old Cold War battles. […]