The International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) invites lawyers, law professors, attorneys, judges, other legal professionals, and law students to sign a joint letter supporting the current United Nations negotiations on a nuclear weapons prohibition treaty.
The letter notes that, even though the nuclear-armed states and their closest allies have refused to participate, ‘the nuclear ban treaty effort constitutes an important affirmation of the norms against nuclear weapons‘.
The letter also calls for measures ‘to reduce nuclear dangers and facilitate nuclear disarmament, including ending nuclear sharing, in which Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Turkey host US nuclear bombs, and ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by hold-out states, including China, India, Pakistan, and the United States, to bring it into legal force.’
IALANA will present the letter to the United Nations nuclear prohibition treaty negotiating conference in New York on June 22.
Please circulate this notice to lawyers, law professors, attorneys, judges, other legal professionals, and law students whom you think might be interested in endorsing the letter.