“Our Shared Moral and Legal Obligation to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons:”
On the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons
August 3, 2016 ∣ United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
Twenty years ago on 8 July 1996, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a historic Advisory Opinion that stated: “The threat or use of nuclear weapons would generally be contrary to the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, and in particular the principles and rules of humanitarian law. …There exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control.” […]
OUR RELIGIOUS CALL: ACTIVELY TRANSFORMING THE EXTREMISTS
TOWARDS ACHIEVING UNITY AND HARMONY IN OUR HUMAN FAMILY
The first annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace / Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) to be held of the members who had been newly elected at the Incheon General Assembly 2014, was convened in the beautiful city of Bandung in Indonesia from 3rd – 4th June 2015. The meeting was attended by 59 representatives from 16 Asian and Pacific countries.
ACRP in collaboration with the Center for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilizations (CDCC) launched its annual meeting with an international seminar on Asian Multireligious Action to Overcome Violent Religious Extremism held at Gedung Merdeka, the venue of the historic Asian and African Conference in 1955, which was attended by over 200 delegates.