LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD: the 25th anniversary of the 1996 ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Legality of Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons!

LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING AHEAD: the 25th anniversary of the 1996 ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Legality of Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons!

On 8 July 1996, the Global Courtroom of Justice (ICJ) handed down its Advisory Viewpoint on the legality of the risk or use of nuclear weapons. It was the very first authoritative global judicial viewpoint on nuclear weapons due to the fact their development in the 1940s. Also, it is typically considered one of the most critical viewpoints that the ICJ has delivered.

In spite of the, at times, controversial conclusions drawn by the, least expensive attainable, majority of Judges, it features as an crucial reference for civil society in its function in the direction of the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Top intercontinental legal professionals and activists, professors of worldwide law and professionals on arms manage and disarmament legislation will go over the significance of the Belief and its relevance for the existing working day battle towards nuclear disarmament.  The webinar will also deal with a lot more latest developments, these kinds of as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Normal Remark no. 36 on the ideal to lifestyle of the UN Human Rights Committee. Finally, it will handle the problem of what classes can be drawn from the opinion relating to achievement of a entire world without nuclear weapons.

Software 8 July 2021:

1st Session
Hunting Again: General Dialogue of the Advisory Impression

5 pm CEST
Opening and Introductory Remarks
Phon van den Biesen, Lawyer at Law in Amsterdam, Co-President IALANA

British isles Nuclear Coverage and the Nuclear Weapons Advisory View
Christine Chinkin, Emeritus Professor of Global Regulation, London University of Economics (LSE)

Q and A

The Legal Result of Advisory Thoughts
Paolo Palchetti, Professor of Worldwide Law, Université de Paris (Sorbonne 1)

Q and A

Normal Observations
Peter Weiss, President Emeritus IALANA

The Entire world Court Undertaking
Alyn Ware, Previous Government Director, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy Worldwide Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

Video clip Information from Hiroshima
Takeya Sasaki, Co-president IALANA


2nd Session
Looking In advance: Present-day and Upcoming Traits

6.45 CEST
Opening and Introductory Remarks
John Burroughs, Senior Analyst, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Plan, and Vice President IALANA

Nuclear Weapons and Human Legal rights
Daniel Rietiker, International Law Lecturer, Lausanne College, Co-President IALANA

Observations re Earlier Presentation
Manfred Mohr, Professor of Intercontinental Law, Board Member IALANA Germany

Q and A

Online video Concept from JALANA
Kenichi Okubo, President JALANA

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Amela Skiljan, Vice-chair of IALANA Germany, PhD candidate

Q and A

Closing Remarks
Phon van den Biesen

8.00 CEST
Conclude of Webinar

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