Sevenoaks Action

“So-called nuclear deterrence is about threatening the most indiscriminate violence possible, unrestrained by morality or the law. The Government supports nuclear deterrence but is not prepared to accept the moral and legal consequences of using nuclear weapons, the use of which is being planned for to attempt to make the threat believable. It tells the public that they can be used in accordance with international law, which frankly is unbelievable. I hope that this campaign will establish whether the threatened use of Trident by the Government has any legal basis. The public deserve to know this, not least those people who, unlike me, support the renewal of Trident.” Continue reading Sevenoaks Action

Newspaper article reporting legal challenge

Sevenoaks Citizens Legal Challenge Covered in Local Press

Campaigners from across Sevenoaks have formed a group called “Sevenoaks Action for Peace with Justice” and plan to take part in the Public Interest Case Against Trident (PICAT) campaign coordinated by Trident Ploughshares.

The campaign aims to institute a citizen’s prosecution of the Government and specifically the office of the Secretary of State for Defence for breaching international law by its active deployment of the Trident nuclear weapon system. Continue reading Sevenoaks Citizens Legal Challenge Covered in Local Press

SEVENOAKS CITIZENS CHALLENGE TO UK’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Campaigners from across Sevenoaks have formed a group called “Sevenoaks Action for Peace with Justice” and plan to take part in the Public Interest Case Against Trident (PICAT) campaign coordinated by Trident Ploughshares.

The campaign aims to institute a citizen’s prosecution of the Government and specifically the office of the Secretary of State for Defence for breaching international law by its active deployment of the Trident nuclear weapon system. Continue reading SEVENOAKS CITIZENS CHALLENGE TO UK’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS