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November 7, 2011

Today, November 8: Humanitarian Law and Nuclear Weapons

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Event poster displays a red circle warning sign with mushroom clouds behind it, illustrating the fearsome quality of nuclear weapons.

November 8, 2011

“Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Nuclear Weapons”

A Talk by John Burroughs, Executive Director of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy

12:00- 1:15 p.m.

Lewis 302

John Burroughs, JD, PhD, is a specialist on treaty regimes and international law relating to nuclear and other non-conventional weapons.  He is both Director of the UN Office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms and Executive Director of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP).

In 1998, Dr. Burroughs represented LCNP at the negotiations on the International Criminal Court in Rome, and in 1995, he was the nongovernmental legal coordinator at the hearings on nuclear weapons before the International Court of Justice.  At this event, he will discuss the nature and prospects of the humanitarian approach to nuclear disarmament.


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