Thousands of nuclear weapons are still threatening the future of humankind. We not only have to stop their dissemination, we need total nuclear disarmament.
A team of peace activists is committed to the campaign for the abolishment of all nuclear weapons at the United Nations. In communicating with politicians they represent our vote for peace, reason and disarmament.
The atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as disasters such as the meltdowns at nuclear plants in Chernobyl and Fukushima have demonstrated the deadly impact of nuclear technology and how uncontrollable it is. To minimise the chance of another disaster, we must not only stop the development of nuclear arms but also strive for complete nuclear disarmament. IALANA takes a global approach to working towards a world without nuclear weapons as well as nuclear energy.
IALANA was borne out of a concern that the threat of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction poses to humanity as well as a conviction that a peaceful world is not possible without a strengthening of international law. The main goal of IALANA is to achieve effective worldwide elimination of weapons of mass destruction and to eradicate the rule of force in international conflicts.
Effective worldwide elimination of all weapons of mass destruction
Following the successful banishment of biological and chemical weapons, efforts towards an effective and monitored ban on all nuclear weapons now stand front and centre. Given the permanent threat of nuclear conflict, it is necessary to achieve a realistic, controlled ban on nuclear weapons and IALANA advocates strengthening laws to do this.
Comprised of renowned legal professionals, the IALANA team works for the United Nations together with international diplomats on the Nuclear Weapons Convention with the aim of complete nuclear disarmament as well as reissuing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). By testing and developing legal arguments, the team demonstrates the scope of action needed, as well as the limits, in military policy on a national and international level.
Strengthening international law as opposed to using rule of force
Strong rights for all are a mandate of a peaceful world: in order to resolve conflict in nonviolent ways, IALANA focusses on strengthening international law as opposed to using rule of force. National laws have long been imposed to successfully resolve domestic conflicts however, international laws have proven less successful in international conflict settlement. The basic idea of IALANA is that this level of civility must be achieved in international conflicts without having to rely on rule of force. Therefore, IALANA focusses on actual conflicts that could lead to an outbreak of war or civil war.
“Whistleblower Prize” for civilian courage
IALANA develops recommendations for strengthening the position of civilians by implementation of an international treaty that deals with disarmament, environmental protection, battling corruption and the protection of human rights (Societal Verification). Further to this, the team has established the “Whistleblower Prize” in conjunction with the Federation of German Scientists (FGS) and the International Network of Engineers and Scientists’ Projects on Ethics (INESPE).
The prize recognises individuals who show a great degree of civilian courage and who take great risk for their professional career, uncovering grievances involving grave dangers to people and society, environment or peace. The prize is awarded every two years.
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What is IALANA?
IALANA is a bipartisan, independent, international organisation of legal professionals, engaged in nonviolent conflict resolution. IALANA was established in Stockholm in 1988 as an international legal initiative. In June 1989, a non-profit German branch of the organisation was founded in Bonn. The field of work was later expanded to include biological and chemical weapons as well as a nonviolent, peace framework. Following the successful elimination of biological and chemical weapons, the team currently focusses on an effective, controlled, worldwide ban of all nuclear weapons.
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