Friday, September 23, 2011

Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and the Middle East: a program on Sep 29 in Seattle (#peace)

Join us as Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. reviews the issues associated with efforts over the years to establish nuclear-weapon-free zones in various regions of the world. These were accompanied by legal guarantees by the accepted nuclear weapon states -- the U.S., the U.K., France, Russia and China. These states agree that they will never use nuclear weapons against the parties to these zonal arrangements.

These arrangements have been seen for many years as an alternative to direct nuclear disarmament which has delivered little of the progress bargained for at the time of the signing of the Nuclear
Non-proliferation Treaty in 1968. Such zonal arrangements have been
established with varying degrees of completeness in Latin America,
Africa, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Mongolia, and Central Asia.
Thus, much of the world is already nuclear free.

The talk will explore the question, “What are the prospects for
establishing such a regime in the Middle East as called for by the world
community for decades?”

Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and the Middle East

Co-Sponsored by the WSBA World Peace Through Law Section

September 29, 2011
Noon–1:30 p.m.

Foster Pepper PLLC – third floor conference room
1111 Third Ave.,
Seattle WA [map]

1.5 general CLE credits

Free for WPTL Section Members and law students
$25 for non-WPTL Section members  
Join the Section now to be eligible for this event free!

More information and online registration.


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