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Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Status of compliance with non-proliferation and disarmament obligations.
World Court Project/International Law
The historic 1996 opinion of the International Court of Justice on the illegality of nuclear weapons and international law developments since then.
Nuclear Weapons Convention
The elimination of nuclear weapons through negotiation of an international agreement (convention). Includes a model Nuclear Weapons Convention drafted under LCNP's leadership.
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Nuclear Energy
Dangers of nuclear power and its status under the Non-Proliferation Treaty; energy alternatives.
About LCNP
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What's New?

Lawyers' Letter Released at UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Negotiations, Abolition 2000, United Nations, New York, June 24, 2017

Defend the Unequivocal Undertaking to Eliminate Nuclear Arsenals, International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, NPT PrepCom, Vienna, May 3, 2017

The Nuclear Dilemma Today: Avoiding Catastrophe in a World of Eroding Norms, Western States Legal Foundation, NPT PrepCom, Vienna, May 3, 2017

Peaceful Resolution of the U.S.-North Korean Confrontation: Lawful and Wise, LCNP Statement, April 25, 2017

Selected Elements of a Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons, IALANA Discussion Paper, March 24, 2017

Petition Delivered to OPANAL in Mexico City: "Congratulations on 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco", February 14, 2017

IALANA Bids Farewell to Judge Weeramantry, January 5, 2017

Policies Regarding Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament in the Trump Administration, LCNP Memorandum, December 19, 2016

IALANA Statement on the Dismissal of the Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Disarmament Cases by the International Court of Justice, December 2016

LCNP eNews: Terra Incognita, November 2016

International Court of Justice Dismisses Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Disarmament Cases Without Considering the Merits, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, October 5, 2016

Rethinking General and Complete Disarmament in the Twenty-first Century, UN Office of Disarmament Affairs Occasional Papers, No. 28, October 2016. Includes chapter by LCNP Executive Director John Burroughs.


William Perry: My Journey at the Nuclear Brink
All Souls Unitarian Church, New York City, October 24, 2016

In his book My Journey at the Nuclear Brink, former Secretary of Defense William Perry describes his lifelong passion to prevent nuclear war, including his experience as Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997. With George Shultz, Sam Nunn, and Henry Kissinger, he was co-author of a series of influential op-eds in the Wall Street Journal on the need to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons. He believes that the dangers posed by nuclear arms are now greater than ever, that action is urgently needed to reduce those dangers, and that nuclear weapons should be abolished as soon as possible.

Sponsored by: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, All Souls Nuclear Disarmament Task Force,
Peace Action of New York State


The Right to Life and WMD, IALANA Submission to Human Rights Committee, September 7, 2016

Looking Back: The 1996 Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice, John Burroughs, Arms Control Today, July/August 2016
The now 20-year-old opinion on the legality of nuclear weapons threat or use remains an indispensable guide to the norms requiring non-use of the weapons and negotiation of their elimination.

Policies Regarding Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament in the Next Administration, LCNP Memo for Foreign Policy Advisors, Presidential Campaigns, June 3, 2016

A Legal Instrument for the Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, May 2, 2016, UN Open-ended Working Group
taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations

The Marshall Islands' Nuclear Zero Cases in the International Court of Justice
Information on the pathbreaking initiative, plus media coverage
- LCNP Amicus Brief in Marshall Islands' appeal in US court case, July 20, 2015

Course on International Law & Nuclear Weapons, Selected Student Papers, Fall 2015, Fordham University School of Law
Psychology of Nuclear Choice: The Decision to Proliferate in the Non-Proliferation Regime, Arielle Shahid
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Mélissa Cornet
Cyber Attacks on Nuclear Facilities, Nina Decoularé-Delafontaine
The Lawfulness of Nuclear Deterrence, Domitille Gautier de Charnacé
North Korean Nuclear Problems, Youn Kyeong Kim

Disarmament Times, Fall-Winter 2015, featuring Tad Daley, “Reimagining the United Nations,” and Douglas Roche, “Nuclear Abolition: the Moral Case”

Strange Spectacle: Nuclear Security Summit 2016, John Burroughs, IPS, April 21, 2016

Legal Gap or Compliance Gap? John Burroughs and Peter Weiss, Arms Control Today, October 2015


The Climate-Nuclear Nexus
Jürgen Scheffran and others, World Future Council, April 2016

This report examines the two main threats to humanity’s future, climate change and nuclear weapons; their interaction, including that climate change-caused or exacerbated conflict would increase the chance of use of nuclear weapons; and efforts to address each threat through international agreements and processes. The principal author, Jürgen Scheffran, a professor at the University of Hamburg and a longtime LCNP colleague, is an expert in both the scientific aspects of nuclear disarmament and the science of climate change. John Burroughs, LCNP Executive Director, and Alyn Ware, LCNP consultant, are among the contributors.

More resources on climate protection and nuclear abolition


Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP): UN Office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA). Accredited as a citizens' organization (NGO) at the United Nations.