The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits

Nuclear Zero

On April 24, 2014, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) filed lawsuits against all nine Nuclear Weapon States in the International Court of Justice and, separately, against the United States in U.S. Federal District Court.

The Non-Proliferation Treaty has been in force for over 44 years. The Nuclear Weapon States continue to rely heavily on nuclear weapons and are engaging in modernization programs to keep their nuclear weapons active for decades to come.

The time has come for the Nuclear Weapon States to be held accountable for their inaction.

 

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For more information on the Nuclear Zero Lawsuits and to sign the petition, go to www.nuclearzero.org.

 Nuclear Zero Lawsuits Campaigners Guide

A Guide for NGOs and Campaigners

Click here for a number of resources that have been prepared to help you get the word out about the Nuclear Zero Lawsuits. The full Campaigner’s Guide, along with all of the individual elements contained within the guide, are available to download.

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Original Court Documents

Click the links below for PDF copies of the official documents filed in each case:

RMI vs. The United States of America (U.S. Federal District Court)

RMI vs. The United States of America (International Court of Justice)

RMI vs. The Russian Federation (International Court of Justice)

RMI vs. The United Kingdom (International Court of Justice)

RMI vs. The French Republic (International Court of Justice)

RMI vs. People’s Republic of China (International Court of Justice)

RMI vs. The State of Israel (International Court of Justice)

RMI vs. The Republic of India (International Court of Justice)

RMI vs. Pakistan (International Court of Justice)

RMI vs. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (International Court of Justice)

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Subsequent Court Documents (U.S. Federal District Court Case)

Click the links below for PDF copies of official documents filed in the case in U.S. Federal District Court:

United States Government: Motion to Dismiss (filed 7/21/2014)

Republic of the Marshall Islands: Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (filed 8/21/2014)

Amicus Curiae Brief – Tri-Valley CAREs (filed 8/21/2014)

Amicus Curiae Brief – Nuclear Watch New Mexico (filed 8/21/2014)

Amicus Curiae Brief – Pax Christi International, Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (filed 8/21/2014)

United States: Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss (filed 9/8/2014)