Tony deBrum

The Marshall Islands: Courage, Foresight and Accountability

By Rick Wayman. The International Court of Justice has determined that it does not have jurisdiction in the nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom (UK). By an…

Another kind of Nuclear Security Summit: The Marshall Islands vs. the Nuclear-Armed States

By Jacqueline Cabasso The recent Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Obama in Washington, DC generated a goodly amount of hype, including some well-deserved criticism of its narrow focus on securing civilian highly enriched uranium (HEU) and other modest, voluntary…

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today concluded the preliminary phase of oral arguments in nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The hearings, which took place at…

Day Six at the ICJ: Contempt of Court

This morning at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) presented final oral arguments in its nuclear disarmament case against India during this phase. Phon van den Biesen, co-agent of the Marshall Islands, opened…

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…

Day One at the ICJ: Marshall Islands shines against India

It was an historic day at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as oral arguments in the first-ever contentious cases on nuclear disarmament began at the ICJ. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) argued strongly in favor of the…

Marshall Islands’ nuclear weapons case to be heard in The Hague

Like the Nazgul, in Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, the nine nuclear-armed states wield a power to destroy us all. Will Frodo Baggins (in the form of the Republic of the Marshall Islands) a mild-mannered hobbit that never had cause…

Tony deBrum’s speech on the 62nd anniversary of the Bravo-H bomb, Yaizu City

  From Joseph Gerson (abolition-caucus email group) Yesterday he was in Japan, where he marched with 2,000 Japanese peace activists and Hibakusha to the tomb of Kuboyama Aikichi, the first of the crew members of the Fifth Lucky Dragon’s to…

2015 ‘Alternative Nobels’ announced

2015 Right Livelihood Awards honour courageous and effective solutions to secure human rights and respond to global crises A Pacific island state foreign minister who has challenged the world’s nuclear powers through unprecedented legal action; an indigenous leader who fights…