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INLAP Criminality of Nuclear Weapons campaign - new site

'The World Court Project is working to abolish nuclear weapons through the law because they violate our human values. It is a project of INLAP, the Institute for Law, Accountability and Peace.'
We gladly repost this announcement of their new website:

Please have a look at our new website for the Criminality of Nuclear Weapons campaign on
On the Home Page you can:
v  Pledge your conviction that any use of nuclear weapons would be a war crime (if you haven’t already done this),
v  See our campaigning film which shows concerned citizens, like us, making their personal pledges,
v  Spread the message on the right hand side of the page by email and social media through easy links at the bottom of the page,
v  Make a donation to support our cause
By making your pledge you will become part of a worldwide grassroots movement of citizens upholding their deepest values through the law
The world is becoming increasingly aware that that any use of nuclear weapons would have catastrophic consequences which humanity could not cope with. 
Prevention is better than cure.  The only remedy is the total abolition of all nuclear weapons everywhere.
The growing number of pledges will be used to support the ever stronger call for talks to start on a treaty to get rid of all of them, everywhere. We shall take every possible opportunity to present the pledges to decision makers and demand that they take notice.  There will be a very important opportunity for this in May 2015 when representatives of most countries will meet at the UN to discuss nuclear disarmament.
Please put aside a moment to sign now on
Your comments are most welcome.  If you want to reply to this you can email
Thank you and Best Wishes
George Farebrother (Secretary)

The World Court Project is working to abolish nuclear weapons through the law
 because they violate our human values.
67 Summerheath Rd, Hailsham, Sussex BN27 3DR,,+44 (0)1323 844 269
INLAP Company No. 2526884, Charity No. 1000444


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