We, the lawyers, gathering form all corners of the planet, who have discussed at Hanoi City, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, from June 6 to 10, 2009,

Expressing deep concern over the fact that the modernization of nuclear weapons and the threat of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states are continuing contrary to the desire of the world’s peace-loving peoples for nuclear-free world,

Deploring the fact that the concept of confrontation of the “cold war” and the logic of military superiority based on nuclear weapons still prevail,

Expressing concern over the fact that there is no treaty which totally bans development, testing, possession, transfer, use, threat, and other actions involving nuclear weapons, despite the existence under present international law of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT), a number of nuclear-free zone treaties, and other nuclear-related treaties,

Asserting that the nuclear weapon reduction should lead to nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament,

Decides as follows:

1. To demand strongly that all the states should give up the old doctrine of nuclear deterrence, stop all nuclear tests and modernization and work our the legal framework on strict ban of nuclear threat or use against the non-nuclear states by the nuclear weapon states at an earliest date,

2. To assert that the “Nuclear Weapons Convention” submitted by Costa Rica and Malaysia to the UN General Assembly should be enacted as early as possible,

3. To affirm that talks by all nuclear weapons states on reduction and nuclear disarmament and should be convened as soon as possible,

4. To call for the widest and strongest movement of all peoples to demand an immediate cessation of production of weapons of mass destruction of all kinds as well as of all new weapons and tactics of war of which civilian population are the first casualties,

5. To demand the destruction of all stockpiled weapons of mass destruction,

6. To insist on the redistribution towards the needs of sustainable human development of all wealth currently squandered on military uses, which serves only to benefit merchants of death and which can only lead to the ultimate destruction of mankind,

7. To urge that the dual nature and unfairness of the NPT should be removed and the duty and the responsibility of the nuclear weapon states be defined clearly in the forthcoming NPT Review Conference 2010, and the further efforts for nuclear disarmament and the general and complete disarmament should be doubled.

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