Basel Declaration on human rights and trans-generational crimes resulting from nuclear weapons and nuclear energy

The participants in the international conference Human Rights, Future Generations and Crimes in the Nuclear Age, held in Basel from September 14-17, 2017, affirm that the risks and impacts of nuclear weapons, depleted uranium weapons and nuclear energy, which are both transnational and trans-generational, constitute a violation of human rights, a transgression of international humanitarian…

New UN report confirms use by Syria of chemical weapons on April 4, 2017: a new red line?

GENEVA (6 September 2017) – While warring parties made some progress in localised reductions of violence through de-escalation zones, the parties to the conflict continue to perpetrate unthinkable crimes against civilians in and away from the battlefield in blatant violation of international law, including forced displacement, deliberate attacks against civilians, and the use of chemical…

Sign the Lawyers’ Letter on the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons!

LAWYERS’ LETTER ON THE ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS Nuclear arms are the only weapons of mass effect and destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention, even though they are the most destructive and indiscriminate weapons ever created. People are capable of good-faith, law-guided, problem solving at all levels of society: family, neighborhood, national, international.…