The Right to Live in a World without the Nuclear Threat

In Environment, Human rights, Nonviolence, Nuclear Guardianship, Peace on July 28, 2013 at 3:29 am

Stumbling in the Dark, Reaching for the Light

In <http://e2.ma/click/226og/y7na7e/uwwabb>a powerful article posted this week to Australian human rights website Right Now, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Co-President Dr. Tilman Ruff presented IPPNW’s core medical message on the dangers of nuclear weapons in the context of international human rights. From Dr. Ruff’s article:

“Were the Universal Declaration of Human Rights being drafted today, one would hope that additional rights would be front and centre: the right to live free from the threat of indiscriminate, inhumane weapons, most of all nuclear weapons; the rights of future generations; the rights of people everywhere to access benign, renewable energy sources; and to be protected from preventable, indiscriminate, transgenerational radioactive contamination. These human rights urgently need to become prominent in the global human rights agenda.”

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