Court Project/International Law
The historic 1996 opinion of the International Court of
Justice on the illegality of nuclear weapons and international
law developments since then.
The elimination of nuclear weapons through negotiation
of an international agreement (convention). Includes a
model Nuclear Weapons Convention drafted under LCNP's
Dangers of nuclear power and its status under the Non-Proliferation
Treaty; energy alternatives.
A non-profit educational association of lawyers and legal
IALANA, Middle Powers Initiative, Global Action to Prevent
War, Abolition 2000, Mayors for Peace.
who has a nuclear weapon as an instrument of foreign
policy is ready to break all three categories of law:
those of man, god, and nature. The formation of a committee
such as yours was a categorical imperative. - Kurt Vonnegut, letter to LCNP President
Peter Weiss, September 1997
In his book My Journey at the Nuclear Brink, former Secretary of Defense William Perry describes his lifelong passion to prevent nuclear war, including his experience as Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997. With George Shultz, Sam Nunn, and Henry Kissinger, he was co-author of a series of influential op-eds in the Wall Street Journal on the need to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons. He believes that the dangers posed by nuclear arms are now greater than ever, that action is urgently needed to reduce those dangers, and that nuclear weapons should be abolished as soon as possible.
Sponsored by: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, All Souls Nuclear Disarmament Task Force, Peace Action of New York State
This report examines the two main threats to humanity’s future, climate change and nuclear weapons; their interaction, including that climate change-caused or exacerbated conflict would increase the chance of use of nuclear weapons; and efforts to address each threat through international agreements and processes. The principal author, Jürgen Scheffran, a professor at the University of Hamburg and a longtime LCNP colleague, is an expert in both the scientific aspects of nuclear disarmament and the science of climate change. John Burroughs, LCNP Executive Director, and Alyn Ware, LCNP consultant, are among the contributors.