[act-ma] 2/3: Are Nuclear Weapons Illegal? Prof Valerie Epps; Peace & Planet organizing

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Thu Jan 29 11:48:46 PST 2015

   Peace & Planet: Are Nuclear Weapons Illegal?

*When:* Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 *Where: *Suffolk University Law School • 120 Tremont St - Faculty Dining
Room, 4th floor • Park St T • Boston

*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
<http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/95/7495.pdf>".  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
<http://masspeaceaction.org/event/peace-and-planet>.  Please look over our
draft Massachusetts Peace & Planet Campaign Plan

Will you help us make it happen?  Sign up today and give us your feedback!

Questions?  Comments? <http://goo.gl/forms/3Z1GIhTeGI> Contact:
Massachusetts Peace Action, info at masspeaceaction.org, 617-354-2169

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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