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New Citizen Challenge to UK nuclear weapons

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.

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Humanitarian Initiative in the Scottish Parliament


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 »

Pope Francis’s Condemnation of Nuclear Weapons

pope_at_UNThe stirring condemnation of nuclear weapons by Pope Francis today at the United Nations and his call for their prohibition and complete elimination in compliance with promises made in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), signed by the US in 1970, 45 years ago, should give new momentum to the current campaign to start negotiations on a ban treaty.

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