• "the threat or use of nuclear weapons would generally be contrary to the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, and in particular the principles and rules of humanitarian law"

    International Court of Justice 

Why Pledge?

  • Nuclear weapons are uncontrollable in space and time. They are machines designed for mass killing. See what a nuclear strike would do to your neighbourhood.
  • Anyone using nuclear weapons would cause unspeakable suffering. The environmental and climate effects of even a “limited” nuclear war would be globally devastating.
  • Nuclear weapons are still a threat. Long after the Cold War is over 7,000 warheads are primed for launch at this very moment.  A small minority of countries is holding the rest of us to ransom.
  • We are being intolerably reckless. People, not robots are in charge. And people can make stupid decisions under stress. Human beings cannot be trusted with these awesome devices. Some glitch in the control or warning system could set off an uncontrollable catastrophe. We know of more than one near disaster. Watch this video for more.
  • Arms Control” – trying to contain nuclear weapons and stop their spread – is not good enough; only a total ban will do.
  • Nuclear weapons are indiscriminate and no one can predict their effects. Using even a single nuclear weapon would be a war crime, not just unlawful. Nuclear weapons must respect the law.

Breaking News

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The Republic of the Marshall Islands has filed a landmark case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the World Court, in the Hague.

Their claim is that the nine nuclear-armed states have failed to comply with their obligations, under the Nuclear

Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and customary international law, to pursue negotiations in good faith for the Marshall Islands nuclear test worldwide elimination of nuclear weapons.

The small island nation, which was used for 12 years as a testing ground for nuclear bombs by the United States, says the five original nuclear weapon states – U.S., Russia, UK, France and China – are continuously breaching their legal obligations under the treaty.

What they won’t tell you

If you don’t believe that the British Government is willing to carry out outrageous war crimes  you can read the assumptions underlying Thatcher’s decision to renew Trident. They are revealed in a seven-page document prepared by officials in 1978 for the MoD’s chief scientific advisor, Professor Sir Ronald Mason.  They are chilling, and cold-hearted – so much so that the Ministry of Defence has tried to cover them up in case they hamper current plans to replace Trident.

You can read a press article about this monstrous plan on

There is a link to the full  secret report  at the end of the press article