The road to nuclear disarmament
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. (more…)
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. A barrage of conflicting information is broadcast in the various national and nationalistic media with alternative versions of reality that provoke and stoke new enmities and rivalries across national borders.
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Abolition 2000 Global Council Urges Japan Not to Abandon Article 9 of its Peace Constitution and to Lead Efforts for Negotiations to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons.
ARTICLE 9: Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. (2) In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.
April 21, 2014
Linus Pauling Award lecture by Zia Mian, – “Out of the Nuclear Shadow: Scientists and the Struggle Against the Bomb,”
Transcript is available when you click read more.
There is transformation in the air and a shift in the zeitgeist in how nations and civil society are addressing nuclear disarmament. (more…)