A Legal Instrument for the Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Intervention made on behalf of IALANA at the Open-ending-working group on nuclear disarmament, Geneva, 10 May 2016 (without footnotes) Dr. Daniel Rietiker, PhD International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) Swiss Lawyers for Nuclear Disarmament (SLND) I have the honour to make an intervention on behalf of IALANA – the International Association of Lawyers Against…

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:…

Marshall Islands v. United Kingdom, India and Pakistan

By Sergei Golubok, Dr.jur., Member of the Scientific Board of SLND/SAFNA, Partner, Double Bridge Law, St. Petersburg.             In March 2016 the International Court of Justice held hearings on preliminary objections in the cases lodged by the Marshall Islands regarding negotiations relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race and to nuclear disarmament.             The applicant…

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…

Event announcement with our participation (Geneva, 17 Nov. 2015): The Existential Threat of Climate Change and Nuclear Weapons: The Marshall Islands Experience and Action in the International Court Of Justice

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 Speakers: Selina Neirok Leem, Marshall Islands student at the…

Illegality of use of nuclear weapons under international law: An article by John Burroughs and Peter Weiss

Beatrice Fihn’s recent article (“A New Humanitarian Era: Prohibiting the Unacceptable,” July/August 2015) highlights the commitment by the signers of the “Humanitarian Pledge” to “pursue effective measures to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.” Put forward by Austria in December 2014, the pledge is now supported by well more…