THE BRUSSELS CONFERENCE
The International Peace Bureau will hold a major international meeting in the Euopean Parliament
on Thursday May 9th, 1996. It will be organised under the auspices of the Socialist group, with the
support of the Intergroup for Peace and Disarmament, and/or Green group.
The purpose is two-fold:
1. World Court Project: To present an assessment of the advisory ruling on nuclear weapons due to
be issued by the International Court of Justice around the end af March. This historic legal opinion
will have many imptications for public policy in various fields.
2. Abolition 2000: To launch publicly a new stage in the international campaign for the elimination of
A number of distinguished speakers from various fields wiIl be invited. The keynote address will be
given by our President, Maj-Britt Theorin, a member of the Swedish Social Democratic group in the
European Parriament. We hope there will be a good participation of lawyers, activists,
parliamentarians, scientists and others from many parts of Europe and beyond.
IPB is a member of the 'Abolition 2000 Network', which was established in the Hague on 5 Nov
1995. Our main area of work in the coming years will be to encourage the development of nuclear
disarmament policies within political parties, local authorities and parliaments.
There will be simultaneous interpretation.
ON NUCLEAR ABOLITION
The IPB's annual Council meeting will be held on the following day, Friday May 10.
There will be an Abolition NGO networking meeting on Saturday May 11, (subject to demand).
The European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) will be holding a weekend meeting on
Saturday and Sunday 11-12 May, followed by a one day conference on arms trade in the
Parliament on Monday May 13.
Participants are encouraged to attend as many of these events as they feel able to.
Contact for the ENAAT meeting:
Green Group in the European Parliament
97-113 Rue Belliard
fax: 230-7837 or 284-9143
Further details of all these meetings will be sent out soon by email, fax and mail. Contact:
Colin Archer, Secretary-General
International Peace Bureau
41 Rue de Zurich
Networking Project * Nuclear Abolition Network * Organizations