The Nuclear Ban Treaty soon enters into force: What does it say? What can we expect of it?
How can the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons contribute to abolishing them? Approximate answers are not enough, rigorous analysis is needed.
Its entry into force will occur on 22 January 2021. It emphasises the urgency of nuclear disarmament and it stigmatises nuclear weapons. But it has serious defects, and they permit the States possessing these weapons to escape from the ban and from eliminating their weapons.
To make this ban effective, we would have to amend the Treaty, (...)
This Charter has a history, that of four intense days followed by nearly a decade. In 2011, from October 27th to 30th the States-General for a Livable World (EGMV in French) were held in Saintes (Western France). Invitations went to 6 organisations: ACDN (Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire), ATTAC, the Farmers Confederation, the Human Rights League, the Teaching League, and the "Nuclear Phase-out" Network. The event was supported by the City of Saintes, the Région (...)
Jai Jagat - The March for Social Justice and Peace has arrived in Geneva
The idea started in India, where several successful marches had already been organised to call for land credits for peasants deprived of their lands, in the spirit of the nonviolent marches initiated by Gandhi.
In view of the insufficiency of the credits allotted, the Ekta Parishad movement led by Radjagopal aimed at addressing the highest courts, and decided to make a global effort by means of international marches converging together at the UN centre in Geneva to arrive on 26 September (...)