The Existential Threat of Climate Change and Nuclear Weapons: The Marshall Islands Experience and Action in the International Court Of Justice
Tuesday,17 November 2015, 10.00-12.00
Main Meeting Room, Inter-Parliamentary Union,(IPU) Headquarters
Organized by the World Future Council, the Basel Peace Office, and the Right-Livelihood Award Foundation
- Selina Neirok Leem, Marshall Islands student at the University of Freiberg, Germany
- Daniel Rietiker, President of the Association of Swiss Lawyers for Nuclear Disarmament, Switzerland
- Rob van Riet, Coordinator Peace and Disarmament at the World Future Council, London, United Kingdom
- Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferati on and Disarmament, 2009 Right Livelihood Award Laureate.
Nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands have had a trans-generational health impact and forced the evacuation of whole populations. Now the rising oceans may wash even more radioactive waste into the oceans and force the entire country to evacuate. This panel will discuss actions Marshallese are taking on these two threats to humanity including a case they have taken to the International Court of Justice.
Please see here for two articles on recent awards Tony de Brum, Foreign Minister, and the Marshall Islands have received for their work on disarmament and climate change: