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1202, 1996

Nuremberg and Nuclear Weapons

By |February 12, 1996|Categories: International Law, Key Issues, Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Nuremberg and Nuclear Weapons

The principal message of the Nuremberg trials is that individuals are responsible for what they do, and will be held accountable for committing serious crimes under international law. At Nuremberg, these serious crimes included crimes against peace (that is, planning, preparing for, or participating in acts of aggressive warfare), war crimes, and crimes against humanity. One of the great ironies of history or perhaps it is not such a great irony is [...]

1201, 1996

On the Abolition 2000 Statement

By |January 12, 1996|Categories: International Law, Nuclear Abolition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on On the Abolition 2000 Statement

Introduction The Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review and Extension Conference in April and May 1995 provided an opportunity for the nuclear weapons states to commit themselves to eliminate their nuclear arsenals. These states, however, were unwilling to make this commitment, and were intent only on the indefinite extension of the NPT. Many citizen action groups gathered at the Conference viewed the position of the nuclear weapons states on indefinite extension as the equivalent [...]

101, 1996

Nuremberg and Nuclear Weapons

By |January 1, 1996|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nuremberg and Nuclear Weapons

The principal message of the Nuremberg trials is that individuals are responsible for what they do, and will be held accountable for committing serious crimes under international law. At Nuremberg, these serious crimes included crimes against peace (that is, planning, preparing for, or participating in acts of aggressive warfare), war crimes, and crimes against humanity. One of the great ironies of history or perhaps it is not such a great irony is [...]

1208, 1995

Sadako Peace Garden

By |August 12, 1995|Categories: Events, Peace|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sadako Peace Garden

The Sadako Peace Garden in Santa Barbara was dedicated on August 6, 1995, the 50th anniversary of the Hiroshima tragedy, as a project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, in cooperation with La Casa de Maria. It honors all who work for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons. Two distinguished Santa Barbara artists, Isabelle Greene and Irma Cavat, gave of their time and skills to create the landscaping and the [...]

608, 1995

Hans Bethe’s Appeal to Scientists to Cease Work on Nuclear Weapons

By |August 6, 1995|Categories: Human Rights, Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Abolition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Hans Bethe’s Appeal to Scientists to Cease Work on Nuclear Weapons

On the 50th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Hans Bethe, a senior Manhattan Project scientist, issued the following statement. As the Director of the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos, I participated at the most senior level in the World War II Manhattan Project that produced the first atomic weapons. Now, at age 88, I am one of the few remaining such senior persons alive. Looking back at the half century since that [...]

1106, 1995

Un Regalo Para El Capitán Cousteau en su 85 Cumpleaños

By |June 11, 1995|Categories: Articles in Spanish, Peace Poems|Tags: , |Comments Off on Un Regalo Para El Capitán Cousteau en su 85 Cumpleaños

¿Qué se le puede dar a un hombre que ha dado tanto? Ciertamente no compasión o compromiso, Porque eso ya lo tiene Ciertamente no es coraje, porque eso ya lo tiene Ciertamente no es dignidad, porque eso ya lo tiene Ciertamente no es sabiduría, pues eso él ya tiene Ciertamente no son aventuras, porque éstas las ha tenido. Si pudiera elegir un regalo para el Capitán Cousteau, sería una canción de los [...]

1106, 1995

A Gift for Captain Cousteau on His 85th Birthday

By |June 11, 1995|Categories: Articles by David Krieger, Peace Poems|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Gift for Captain Cousteau on His 85th Birthday

What can you give to a man who has given so much? Certainly not compassion or commitment, for these he has. Certainly not courage, for this he has. Certainly not dignity, for this he has. Certainly not wisdom, for this he has. Certainly not adventures, for these he has had. If I could choose a gift for Captain Cousteau, it would be a song of the oceans, a song of the waves [...]

1206, 1993

Graduates: Take Global Responsibility

By |June 12, 1993|Categories: Human Rights, International Issues, Peace, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Graduates: Take Global Responsibility

"I pledge allegiance to the Earth, and to its varied life forms; one world, indivisible, with liberty, justice and dignity for all." We need more people to take the pledge, and live their lives as though the Earth and its myriad of creatures mattered. We all know at some level that the world--this beautiful, unique world we inhabit--is in a precarious state, and not enough is being done to save it. The [...]

1203, 1993

Building a Peaceful World

By |March 12, 1993|Categories: Nuclear Abolition, Peace|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Building a Peaceful World

The end of the Cold War and recent arms reduction agree ments are encouraging signs for peace. In order to fur ther help in building a peaceful world, this paper identifies five major peace forces. In this paper, we attempt to show why these five modern forces are major factors for peace and how they can be used by policy makers in building a sustainable peaceful world. The five factors are equally [...]

1211, 1991

Fifth Step: Make the U.N. Effective for the 21st Century

By |November 12, 1991|Categories: International Issues, International Law, Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Fifth Step: Make the U.N. Effective for the 21st Century

        The following is an excerpt from Planethood, by Benjamin B. Ferencz and Ken Keyes, Jr. Since the end of World War II, our failure to create an effective world system to govern the planet has resulted in millions killed, many more injured, businesses disrupted, lives twisted through fear and hatred, property destroyed, environmental pollution and degeneration accelerated, and money wasted on killing machines (this term includes both people and [...]

1210, 1991

The Magna Carta For The Nuclear Age: A Universal Declaration of Individual Accountability Prepared by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

By |October 12, 1991|Categories: International Law, Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament, Peace|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Magna Carta For The Nuclear Age: A Universal Declaration of Individual Accountability Prepared by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Preamble Affirming that all people of the World are entitled to life, liberty and other basic human rights; Believing that all individuals, states and international organizations share in the responsibility to ensure peace, protect human rights and sustain the common heritage of the planet; Acknowledging the significant efforts of the United Nations and other international organizationstoward these ends; Committed to the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the [...]

1110, 1991

Resolution 715 (1991) on Iraq

By |October 11, 1991|Categories: International Law, Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Threat|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Resolution 715 (1991) on Iraq

Adopted by the Security Council at its 3012th meeting The Security Council, Recalling its resolutions 687 (1991) of 3 April 1991 and 707 (1991) of 15 August 1991, and its other resolutions on this matter, Recalling in particular that under resolution 687 (1991) the Secretary-General and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were requested to develop plans for future ongoing monitoring and verification, and to submit them to [...]

304, 1991

Resolution 687 (1991)

By |April 3, 1991|Categories: International Issues, International Law|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Resolution 687 (1991)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 2981st meeting The Security Council, Recalling its resolutions 660 (1990) of 2 August 1990, 661 (1990) of 6 August 1990, 662 (1990) of 9 August 1990, 664 (1990) of 18 August 1990, 665 (1990) of 25 August 1990, 666 (1990) of 13 September 1990, 667 (1990) of 16 September 1990, 669 (1990) of 24 September 1990, 670 (1990) of 25 September 1990, 674 (1990) of [...]

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