World Court Project is a collaborative effort of international lawyers and volunteer activists seeking a decision that nuclear weapons are illegal.

World Court Project lawyers from Europe, the U.S., and the South Pacific, were extremely helpful in The Hague to the dozens of activists who attended the Abolition 2000 Conference November 4-5, 1995, and those who stayed before and/or after the conference to attend the World Court hearings at the Peace Palace on the question of the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons.
These folks were amazing, and inspiringly hospitable, cheerfully stepping over human obstacles everywhere (backpacks, laptop computers, lunches, knees) to move legal mountains, meet with delegates, and issue press releases. Everyone owes these people thanks for their magnificent work. We may all be safer as a direct result.
Last May, Daniel Ellsberg declared,"The World Court Project has shown far more promise than I imagined it could have done three years ago. I did not think the resistance of the U.S government - which was to be expected - could have been overridden to the extent it has. This wonderful political and legal action may recall the world to a sense of morality and legality."
World Court Project press releases and followup information can be obtained via internet: Pamela Meidell, International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, at; Michael Christ, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, at; Jackie Cabasso, Western Legal Foundation, at; Colin Archer, International Peace Bureau, at; Alyn Ware, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, at; and Roger Smith, a networker from NGO Committee on Disarmament, at
Or you can write or call World Court Project, 666 S.Broadway, Suite 625, N.Y, N.Y. 10012 (212 674-7790).
  • World Court Hearings -- Synopsis of Oral Testimonies
  • Abolition 2000 Statement
  • Current Events --- Information Center