IALANA Bids Farewell to Judge Weeramantry

A giant of the law, Christopher Gregory Weeramantry, died peacefully at his home in Sri Lanka on January 5, 2017. He was everything a lawyer could be: barrister, professor, judge. From 1967 to 1972 he served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and then as  a judge of the…

Nuclear disarmament is alive: Negotiations with a view to concluding a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons to start in March 2017!

Nuclear disarmament is not dead yet and interesting times are ahead of us. The UN General Assembly adopted, on 27 October 2016, a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. This historic resolution might mark the end of two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. At a…

Disarmament Debate (Lausanne, 15 April 2016)

 International Associaton of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) invites you to Nuclear Disarmament Public Debate In Association with: Swiss Lawyers for Nuclear Disarmament (SLND) Schweizer Anwälte für Nukleare Abrüstung (SAFNA) Programme Schedule:  Friday, 15th April 16:30 to 18:30 Swiss Institute of Com- parative Law, Lausanne- Dorigny (Campus of Lausanne University) Welcome: Daniel Rietiker (President SLND/SAFNA) Speakers:…

Implementing the legal norm for abolition

Presentation to the United Nations Open-ended Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations Delivered by Dr Daniel Rietiker PhD President of the Association of Swiss Lawyers for Nuclear Disarmament (Swiss affiliate of IALANA) Your excellencies, I have the honour to make an intervention on behalf of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear…

Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change in the Marshall Islands – Speech given by Selina Leem, a student from the Marshall Islands, during the 2015 Geneva Peace Week

Iakwe nan kom aolep, My name is Selina Leem and I am from the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands, located half-way between Hawai’i and Australia, encompasses a total of 34 islands and atoll and home to approximately 72,000 inhabitants. My country is currently active on the fields of climate change as many…