Nuclear disarmament

14.04.2016 Pressenza Budapest

G7 walks backwards in Hiroshima

G7 walks backwards in Hiroshima

From Wildfire>_ News. Earlier this week, foreign ministers of the G7 met in Hiroshima. The highly symbolic setting, coupled with signals from Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida (who is from Hiroshima) that Japan would push for a renewed commitment on nuclear disarmament, led to some excitement in … »

15.03.2016 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

ICJ Day Six, Round Two: Appealing to Sentiment

ICJ Day Six, Round Two: Appealing to Sentiment

Yesterday afternoon, the United Kingdom completed its oral arguments in the case brought against it by the Marshall Islands at the International Court of Justice. Sir Daniel Bethlehem, Counsel for the United Kingdom, opened his pleadings on a seemingly conciliatory note. He recognized the Marshall Islands’ “special interest that … »

11.03.2016 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Day Five at the ICJ: Everybody’s doing it

Day Five at the ICJ: Everybody’s doing it

The Marshall Islands wrapped up the first week of hearings in its nuclear disarmament cases with oral arguments against the United Kingdom. The RMI arguments outlined why the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should declare jurisdiction in this case, and rebutted arguments presented by the UK on Wednesday to … »

06.03.2016 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

The Marshall Islands at the ICJ: Preview

The Marshall Islands at the ICJ: Preview

Over the next two weeks, oral arguments in the Marshall Islands’ nuclear disarmament cases will take place at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) originally filed the lawsuits in April 2014 against all nine nuclear-armed nations (United States, Russia, United … »

26.02.2016 openDemocracy 5050

Britain’s boycott of the UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks

Britain’s boycott of the UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks

By Rebecca Johnson on opendemocracy.net. With opposition to Trident growing, the British government has refused to join this week’s UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks on practical measures to build global security without nuclear weapons. As hundreds of thousands gather to demonstrate in London against Trident, the Conservative government … »

23.02.2016 International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

All states are legally required to pursue negotiations “in good faith” for nuclear disarmament

All states are legally required to pursue negotiations “in good faith” for nuclear disarmament

As meetings continue at the Open-Ended Working Group in Geneva, Switzerland which has convened to advance in measures for nuclear disarmament, civil society organisations and campaigns have the chance to contribute.  ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), of which Pressenza is a member, today gave the following statement … »

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