Freedom from Nuclear Weapons through
Legal Accountability & Good Faith

Conference Report

Edited By George Farebrother
December 2007
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9780851247489
114 pages, Illustrated, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2"
$22.50 Paper Original

Most people want to live in a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons and many believe that any country which could even think of using them corrupts its own values. This hope has the backing of law. It is scarcely possible to imagine how nuclear weapons could ever be used lawfully, and there is a solemn treaty to negotiate in Good Faith for their global abolition.

However, a few states claim that their security depends on nuclear weapons. Thousands of these weapons of mass destruction are still ready to be launched at a moment's notice.

In July 2006 legal experts and civil society representatives met in Brussels to examine the legality of nuclear weapons in depth. They developed proposals for action by citizens to uphold the law, calling on diplomats and politicians to honour their Good Faith obligations. This book records their conclusions, and outlines a way forward.

Political Science

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