The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits challenge world leaders to keep their legal and moral obligations

4月24日、
マーシャル諸島は国際司法裁判所とアメリカ合衆国連邦裁判所に対して、画期的な訴訟を起こしました。
訴訟の内容:
9つの核兵器保有国は、世界の核兵器の削減を目的とする核不拡散条約(NPT)と国際慣習法の下で、核軍縮の義務を果たしていません。
核保有国は、地球上に住む70億人のために、人類を覆う核兵器の脅威に終止符を打つべく、行動すべきです。
私たち全員が関係することです。

表明しましょう。

世界の指導者は、「核ゼロ」は人類の意志であることを必要があります。
「核ゼロ」の支持者となり、あなたの声を加えてください。

核兵器は、この地球上で私たちが愛し大切にすあらゆるものを脅かします。核「ゼロ」の約束の実現を迫り、核兵器のない世界を求めるこの国の勇気を、私たちは人類の未来のために支持します。

だからこそ、核兵器の廃絶に向けた議論を開始するという道徳的な責任と法的な義務を果たすよう、核保有国に訴えます。

核兵器が「ゼロ」になって初めて、この世界は安全になるのです。

さらに学ぶ

『核ゼロ』のために共に立ち上がりましょう。

団体として署名し、私たちの連帯に加わりましょう。

Update

U.S. Conference of Mayors
Passes Resolution in Support
of Nuclear Zero Lawsuits

どういった危機的状況が生まれているのか?

6人のうちの1人

今日生まれてくる子どもが、生きている間に核兵器によって殺される可能性

 £ 2 Billion

Annual cost of a single Trident missile in the UK. The same amount of money could instead pay for the construction of 100 new schools every year. 

100 nuclear weapons

Would cause a global famine jeopardizing the lives of 2 billion people.

~2,000

Number of nuclear missiles on high alert ready to fire within minutes of an order.

100%

The percentage of nuclear weapon states which are modernizing their nuclear arsenals.

我々と同じような苦しみを他の国が絶対に味わうべきではない

マーシャル諸島共和国–トニー・デブルム外務大臣

マーシャル諸島共和国は、核兵器のある世界で生きることの恐怖と影響を直接知っています。

1946年~1958年
マーシャル諸島は、この期間、アメリカ合衆国の核実験場となっていました。

67

核実験場であった間、マーシャル諸島で67個の核爆弾が爆発しました。

1.7

12年間毎日、広島原爆級の核爆弾1.7個相当分が爆発していました。

1,000x larger

アメリカがマーシャル諸島で爆発させた核爆弾のうち最も大きなキャッスル・ブラボーという核爆弾は、広島の核爆弾の1000倍以上。

Nuclear Savage VideoThe Nine Nuclear Nations

核保有9カ国

NPTに加盟している5か国

  • アメリカ合衆国
  • ロシア
  • イギリス
  • フランス
  • 中国

4か国は、NPTに加盟していませんが、

国際慣習法による義務を守らなければなりません。
  • イスラエル
  • インド
  • パキスタン
  • 北朝鮮
Customary international law is binding on all states, whether they have signed a treaty or not.
 
The International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion in 1996 that the use and threat of use of nuclear weapons violate the principles of international law and concluded that all states have an obligation to commence and conclude negotiations on complete nuclear disarmament.

数はうそをつかない

17000発の核兵器。

何度も文明を破壊するに十分な数です。

1000億ドルが

地球規模で核軍備に毎年使われています。それらは、教育、雇用、健康の維持、浄水のために使うことのできるお金なのです。

ゼロ

これは世界規模で軍縮をするための交渉です。

核不拡散条約
核不拡散条約は、核兵器の拡散を防ぎ、核保有国に軍縮交渉を義務付けています
条約は1970年に発効し、190か国が署名しています。この数は、あらゆる条約の中で最も多いのです。

誠実な点

核不拡散条約第6条

この条約の締約国は、早期の核軍備競争の停止および 核軍縮、並びに厳重で効果的な国際的管理のもとでの全般的で完全な軍縮に関する条約について、誠実に交渉を行う義務があります。

ダメなところ

核保有国は・・・

  • ○少なくとも21世紀の終わりまでずっと、核兵器の配備を積極的に計画しています。
  • ○核兵器の最新化への投資を続けています。
  • ○核兵器を禁止し廃絶させるための必要性について議論する多角的なフォーラムを無視しています。

44年たっても、
交渉は見られない・・・

“This suit is long overdue.  The U.S. has been in continuous violation of its Article VI obligations under the NPT since ratification nearly 45 years ago.”- Daniel Ellsberg, Former U.S. Military Analyst

“The Marshall Islands demonstrate immense courage taking the mighty U.S. and the other nuclear-armed nations to the International Court of Justice. We pray their efforts will open the hearts of the international community to finally move toward rapid, total nuclear disarmament.”- Helen Caldicott, Australian physician, author and anti-nuclear advocate

“I am a great believer that individuals can make a difference. By filing these lawsuits, theMarshall Islanders shows us that we have both the right and the power to hold governments accountable for their actions.” –Bianca Jagger, Social and human rights activist

"The demand of the Marshall Islands should be echoed by all nations and peoples, who will perish if the strategic nuclear arsenals of the nuclear weapon states are detonated in conflict.” – Steven Starr, Physicians for Social Responsibility

“The failure of the United States to uphold important commitments and respect the law makes the world a more dangerous place. President Obama has said that ridding the world of these devastating weapons is a fundamental moral issue of our time. It is time for the United States to show true leadership by keeping the promises set forth in the Non-Proliferation Treaty.”- Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 

“Nuclear weapons are a clear reflection of fear and paranoia and project a false sense of security. I stand with the Marshall Islands in their pursuit of negotiations for Nuclear Zero, the only safe number of nuclear weapons on the planet.” – Martin Sheen, Actor and Social Justice Activist

“The new legal challenge to nuclear-armed nations from the Marshall Islands is hugely inspiring. The Nuclear Zero campaign is another definitive step in the direction of nuclear abolition.” – Kathleen Sullivan, Program Director, Hibakusha Stories

“Together with our support for your legal proceedings and our recognition of the intense suffering from which this was born, I would like to say that we also feel a strong and long lasting bond with the people of the Marshall Islands. The experience of your country and your people is at the very heart of our movement.” – Kate Hudson, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament 

“The Marshall Islands seeks no compensation through these lawsuits. They have acted out of noble intentions. All Marshall Islanders should be proud that their country stands on the side of reason, justice and sanity. In these lawsuits, the Marshall Islands has taken a stand for all humanity. May the Marshalls prevail for the sake of us all and for the future of humanity and the planet.” – Setsuko Thurlow, Survivor of U.S. Atomic Bombing in Hiroshima

“The Nuclear Zero lawsuit responds humanely to the pain of Marshall Islanders.The lawsuits are combating nuclearism, a still dangerous spiritual disease, and military stance.  They are also helping to combat climate falsification, which has demonstrable links to nuclearism.  And they are demonstrating a determination to take action on behalf of continuing life, rather than giving up on our planet.” – Robert J. Lifton, American Psychiatrist and Author 

“Current nuclear expenditures and policies are genocidal, suicidal and insane. The use of nuclear weapons, knowing that large numbers of civilians will be killed, is a crime against humanity for which responsible leaders would be held accountable, civilly and criminally, in a national or international criminal court.” – Ben Ferencz, Prosecutor of Nazi War Crimes

 “The announcement of this legal action was welcomed with applause and loud cheering in New York during the said proceedings of the NPT meeting at the UN. It is inspiring that this small island nation whose people bore the terrible catastrophic consequences of US nuclear testing in the Pacific, with genetic damage, cancer, leukemia and awful mutations caused by the radioactive fallout, has courageously challenged the unconscionable policies of the nuclear weapons states.” – Alice Slater, Member of the Coordinating Committee of Abolition 2000

The poisoned and fractured Marshall Islands shout a “broken alleluia” to the planet. This nation of 68,000 people is a victim of “nuclearism,” a terminal pathology which endangers life on earth. Thanks to the scholars, laureates and truth seekers who support this venture! – Blase Bonpane, Director of the Offices of America

守られない約束
Nuclear Zeroの訴訟は、法的・道徳的な義務を果たすよう、核保有9か国に求めるものです
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  • オスカル・アリアス
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  • モード・バーロウ
  • ジャネット・ベンシューフ
  • ヘレン・カルディコット
  • マイケル・クライスト
  • ロバート・ドッジ
  • アナベル・ダイヤー
  • シリン・エバディ
  • ダニエル・エルスバーグ
  • プリシラ・エルワージー
  • アドルフォ・エスキベル
  • リチャード・フォーク
  • ロバート・グリーン
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  • 核戦争防止国際医師の会
  • ビアンカ・ジャガー
  • デイビッド・クリーガー
  • メイリード・マグワイア
  • ソール・メンドロヴィッツ
  • ベッド・ナンダ
  • 大沼保昭
  • ジョージ・レガス
  • 坂本義和
  • スティーブン・スター
  • デスモンド・ツツ
  • アラン・ウェア
  • クリストファー・ウィーラマントリー
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  • ジョディ・ウィリアムス
ノーベル賞受賞者

“This suit is long overdue. The U.S. has been in continuous violation of its Article VI obligations under the NPT since ratification nearly 45 years ago.”
Daniel Ellsberg, Former U.S. Military Analyst

“The Marshall Islands demonstrate immense courage taking the mighty U.S. and the other nuclear-armed nations to the International Court of Justice. We pray their efforts will open the hearts of the international community to finally move toward rapid, total nuclear disarmament.” 
Helen Caldicott, Australian Physician, author and anti-nuclear advocate

“I am a great believer that individuals can make a difference. By filing these lawsuits, the Marshall Islanders show us that we have both the right and the power to hold governments accountable for their actions.”
Bianca Jagger, Social and human rights activist 

“The demand of the Marshall Islands should be echoed by all nations and peoples who will perish if the strategic nuclear arsenals of the nuclear weapon states are detonated in conflict.”
Steven Starr, Physicians for Social Responsibility 

“The failure of the United States to uphold important commitments and respect the law makes the world a more dangerous place. President Obama has said that ridding the world of these devastating weapons is a fundamental moral issue of our time. It is time for the United States to show true leadership by keeping the promise set forth in the Non-Proliferation Treaty.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu 
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

“Nuclear weapons are a clear reflection of fear and paranoia and project a false sense of security. I stand with the Marshall Islands in their pursuit of negotiations for Nuclear Zero, the only safe number of nuclear weapons on the planet.”
Martin Sheen, Actor and Social Justice Activist

“The new legal challenge to nuclear-armed nations from the Marshall Islands is hugely inspiring. The Nuclear Zero campaign is another definitive step in the direction of nuclear abolition.”
Kathleen Sullivan, Program Director, Hibakusha Stories

“Together with our support for your legal proceedings and our recognition of the intense suffering from which this was born, I would like to say that we also feel a strong and long lasting bond with the people of the Marshall Islands. The experience of your country and your people is at the very heart of our movement.”
Kate Hudson, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

“The Marshall Islands seeks no compensation through these lawsuits. They acted out of noble intentions. All Marshall Islanders should be proud that their country stands on the side of reason, justice and sanity. In these lawsuits, the Marshall Islands has taken a stand for all humanity. May the Marshalls prevail for the sake of us all and for the future of humanity and the planet.”
Setsuko Thurlow, Survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing in Hiroshima

“The Nuclear Zero lawsuits respond humanely to the pain of Marshall Islanders. The lawsuits are combating nuclearism, a still dangerous spiritual disease, and military stance. They demonstrate determination to take action on behalf of continuing life, rather than giving up on our planet.” 
Robert J. Lifton, American Psychiatrist and Author

“Current nuclear expenditures and policies are genocidal, suicidal, and insane. The use of nuclear weapons, knowing that large numbers of civilians will be killed, is a crime against humanity for which responsible leaders would be held accountable, civilly and criminally, in a national or international criminal court.”
Ben Ferencz, Prosecutor of Nazi War Crimes

“The poisoned and fractured Marshall Islands shout a “broken alleluia” to the planet. This nation of 68,000 people is a victim of “nuclearism”, a terminal pathology which endangers life on earth. Thanks to the scholars, laureates, and truth seekers who support this venture!”
Blase Bonpane, Director of the Offices of America

“The announcement of this legal action was welcomed with applause and loud cheering in New York at the UN. It is inspiring that this small island nation whose people bore the terrible catastrophic consequences of US nuclear testing in the Pacific, with genetic damage, cancer, leukemia and awful mutations caused by the radioactive fallout, has courageously challenged the unconscionable policies of nuclear weapons.” 
Alice Slater, Member of Coordinating Committee, Abolition 2000

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