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Peace & Planet: Are Nuclear Weapons Illegal?
February 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Organizing meeting for the Peace & Planet mobilization in New York City, April 26, 2015.
Valerie Epps, Professor of Law at Suffolk University, will present a talk on “Assessing the Legality of Nuclear Weapons”.
New Location – Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St, Faculty Dining Room, 4th Floor
Prof. Epps is the author of the 4 star textbook, International Law, now in its fourth edition. She teaches International Law and the Laws of War. Her talk will touch on the history of weapons control, laws that govern weapons in general, the various bodies of law that apply to nuclear weaopns, and the case that was filed in the International Court of Justice in 2014 by the Marshall Islands against the nuclear weapon states. A relevant reading is the 1996 International Court of Justice’s (ICJ’s) Advisory Opinion on the “Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons“. Of several dissenting opinions one that Prof. Epps recommends is that by Judge Weeramantry.
After hearing and discussing Prof. Epps’ remarks we will make plans to organize Massachusetts residents to participate in the Peace & Planet Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Just, and Sustainable World. Please look over our draft Massachusetts Peace & Planet Campaign Plan.