Interpretation of Articles 11 and 97 of the Japanese Constitution – do they guarantee effective rights to “future generations”?

Guest post by Tsubasa Shinohara† Outline Introduction Common understanding of Articles 11 and 97 The meaning of the term “future generations” for nuclear disarmament Conclusions Introduction The Japanese Constitution contains some important provisions, in particular Articles 11 and 97, using the term “future generations”. On the basis of those Articles, some scholars have justified their…

“Der INF-Vertrag vor dem Aus. Jetzt Atomwaffen ächten, das Recht auf Frieden entwickeln“

Referat in Stuttgart, 3. Mai 2019, anlässlich der Jahresversammlung von IPPNW Deutschland Dr.iur. Daniel Rietiker[1] Sehr geehrter Herr Bürgermeister, sehr geehrte Frau Pastorin, sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, Ich möchte mich zuerst ganz herzlich bei IPPNW Deutschland, insbesondere Frau Inga Blum, für die nette Einladung bedanken. Es ist für mich als Schweizer Jurist eine Freude…

Too much policy, not enough law: US suspension and potential withdrawal from the INF Treaty is not only unwise, but also problematic under international law

Dr.iur. Daniel Rietiker[1] Introduction The announcement of 1st of February 2019 on the suspension and potential withdrawal by the USA from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles (hereafter: INF Treaty), a key instrument with Russia that has been a centerpiece of European security since the Cold War, followed by Russia’s prompt…