No. 12/2002

Dateline: April 15, 2002

This is the weekly electronic information service of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility

Editor: Tobias Damjanov, e-mail: 
WNII is archived at: http://inesglobal.org/archive.htm    
INES homepages: http://inesglobal.org       http://www.inesglobal.com/
INES International Office   
INES Chair: Prof. Armin Tenner    [Please note that the first "1" in q18 is the number one, while the last "l" is an "L"]

CONTENTS of WNII No. 12/2002


"Rule of Power or Rule of Law? An Assessment of U.S. Policies and Actions Regarding Security-Related Treaties"

This is the title of a report jointly produced by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER), one of the US-based INES member organisations, and the US Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy. It is available in pdf (about 200 pp.) at:  http://www.ieer.org/reports/treaties/index.html   The executive summary and press statements are also available on the IEER site.

New IPB member service

The International Peace Bureau, to which INES is a member, has established a new service for its member organisations. It is a Yahoo-based group for general communication from the IPB Secretariat to its members, to which only the moderator may post messages.

To read previous correspondence, you have to go into the yahoo newsgroup site where you need to register and get a yahoo account (not difficult):  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IPBmemgps 

IPB Calls for Withdrawal of Israeli Forces and Return to Negotiating Table

The International Peace Bureau, one of the founding members of the Hague Appeal for Peace, has released the following statement on the crisis in the Middle East. You are free to translate it, copy it and circulate it. Other statements will also be posted.

Geneva April 11, 2002:

In view of the worsening situation in Israel-Palestine, the International Peace Bureau calls for the following measures to be taken:

1. immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces from the occupied West Bank towns;

2. release of President Arafat;

3. an immediate end to suicide bombings and attacks on civilians on all sides;

4. urgent steps to comply with international law and human rights obligations, particularly in relation to how Israel is carrying out its activities in the Occupied Territories;

5. the parties to return to the negotiating table at once, hopefully with a new generation of women and men negotiators, in order to prepare for a permanent two-state solution, on the basis of the Beirut proposal of the Arab Heads of State and UN Security Council resolutions;

6. such an agreement must respect the needs of both communities, and should include provision for peace education programmes to be rapidly developed or expanded at all levels;

7. greater international support for the Israeli peace movement, including the 1000-plus members of the armed forces who are exercising their right (and duty) to refuse military orders incompatible with humanitarian law; as well as for the courageous international nonviolent activists trying to save lives by their physical presence;

8. early deployment of an international monitoring force for the region.

Colin Archer Secretary-General, International Peace Bureau

"A New Court to Uphold International Criminal Law: The World Moves Forward Without the United States"

This is the title of one of the most recent articles by Dr David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and Vice-chair of INES. You can obtain this article either from: < > or from the WNII Editor as an rtf-formatted email attachment.

 USA: Commonwealth Institute: updates at the Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA) website http://www.comw.org/pda 


Abolition 2000 homepage: http://www.abolition2000.org  Grassroots News: http://www.napf.org/abolition2000/news/ 

NPT PrepCom coverage

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom's "Reaching Critical Will" Project is covering the current NPT PrepCom meeting as follows:

"The US Nuclear Posture Review and its Implications for Arms Control"

This is the title of BASIC (British American Security Information Council) Paper #39 (April 2002). It is written by BASIC analyst Mark Bromley, and is available either from BASIC's website: http://www.basicint.org or from the WNII Editor as an rtf-formatted email attachment.


Prepcom III summary

Through its "Earth Negotiations Bulletin", the International Institute for Sustainable Development has made available a summary and analysis of the PrepCom III meeting. It is available at: http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/vol22/enb2229e.html 

A PDF-formatted version can be found at: http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/download/pdf/enb2229e.pdf 

Expectations towards WSSD

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan has published the Winter 2001 issue of its journal, "International Review for Environmental Strategies" (IRES) as a special issue for the WSSD.

The issue includes papers of experts in various areas presenting their expectations towards WSSD, such as Qu Geping, Ian Johnson, Martin Khor, Emil Salim, Bjorn Stigson, Maurice F. Strong, and A. H. Zakri as well as submitted papers.

For more detail, please see: http://www.iges.or.jp/ires/ires_v2n2/contents.htm  About the journal: http://www.iges.or.jp/ires/ires.htm 

A limited number of copies is available for free. If you would like to have a copy, please send your address to: < >


Sustainable Justice 2002: Sustainable Justice Implementing International Sustainable Development Law

Conference panels and workshops will focus on a range of key issues, such as:

For more details, mailto:  


All INES e-mail addresses and homepages are available upon request from:  

Correction email: Swedish Scientists and Engineers against Nuclear Arms (see WNII 11/2002:G1)

Please use the following email account:  < >

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