Abolition of nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants

Seminar C of the Monique and Roland Weyl People’s Academy of International Law


Thursday, June 27

9 am Pacific, 12 pm Eastern, 4 pm UTC

Interpretation available in English, Spanish, French (Arabic, Portuguese upon request)

Register: https://peoplesacademy.net/register

NOTE: This will be a 2-hour course!

Register Now for Seminar C of the People’s Academy of International Law: Abolition of nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants on Thursday, June 27.

Faculty for Seminar C:

  • John Burroughs, Senior Analyst, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, UN Office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms
  • Terry Lodge, longtime antiwar, environmental and civil rights attorney in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jun Sasamoto, President, Confederation of Lawyers of Asia and the Pacific (COLAP)

The program will be moderated by Marjorie Cohn, Dean of the People’s Academy of International Law.

This seminar will examine the development, successes and failures of UN treaties and other instruments to reduce and abolish nuclear weapons and promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, with the backdrop of an increasing risk of nuclear war. We will examine the 1970 Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the 2021 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The NPT promotes non-proliferation, disarmament and the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the TPNW prohibits the production, possession, testing, stockpiling and use or threatened use of nuclear weapons. The seminar will trace the growth of the movement to abolish nuclear power plants in the wake of continuing lethal disasters and inability to ensure safe operation or waste storage. The seminar is intended to enhance the capacity of groups and individuals to engage in effective advocacy for compliance with and enforcement of the applicable international law and principles.

The People’s Academy of International Law, which is sponsored by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, seeks to help progressive and anti-imperialist lawyers and human rights defenders globally to marshal the tools of international law to support people’s struggles. Watch past sessions at the People’s Academy website.

Register to be taught by recognized experts in international law, from UN Special Rapporteurs to legal academics to people’s lawyers with decades of experience using international law and legal mechanisms to protect human rights. This course has an anti-imperialist, people and earth-centered view of international law, designed to support practitioners and movements. Course materials and education will be in English, French, Spanish and potentially other languages.

Register and learn more: https://peoplesacademy.net/register 


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