Category: Statements

Statements delivered in international meetings.


The ICJ Advisory Opinion on nuclear weapons and international humanitarian law

Panel presentation at the side event on legal aspects of nuclear disarmament at the UN General Assembly First Committee, October 2016.

By Dr Gro Nystuen
18 October 2016

The ICJ Advisory Opinion on the lawfulness of nuclear weapons was given 20 years ago, and there has been very different opinions as to whether it clarified or confused the question of how nuclear weapons are regulated by international law, and particularly international humanitarian law. Both from a legal and a political perspective, the Opinion has played and continues to play a key part in the discussions on nuclear disarmament.

Legal perspectives on effective measures, provisions, and norms relating to nuclear disarmament

Remarks to the open-ended working group on taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations, Geneva, 22.02.16.

By Dr. juris Gro Nystuen
  • I would like to thank the Chair, Ambassador Thani, for inviting me to participate in this panel. I am grateful for this opportunity to address the Open-Ended Working Group.
  • As the title suggests: my approach to this is that of international law – in 2014, we at ILPI produced a book entitled Nuclear Weapons under International Law, which maps existing international law relevant to nuclear weapons.

From consequentialism to deontology

Torture, hostage-taking, and nuclear weapons

By Nobuo Hayashi
15 September 2015

Presented at “Humanitarian Impact: Why Ethics Is Important to the Politics of Nuclear Weapons,” a side-event held during the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

The fundamental ethical and moral principles for nuclear weapons

Third conference on humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

By Nobuo Hayashi
8 December 2014

Panel presentation at the Third conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, 8-9 December 2014.

Historical origins of the humanitarian discourse

Third conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

By Gro Nystuen
8 December 2014

Panel presentation at the Third conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons 9 December 2014.

Historical origins of the humanitarian discourse

Second conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

By Gro Nystuen

Panel presentation at the Second conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons by Dr. Gro Nystuen, ILPI, 13 February 2014.