Setsuko Thurlow's Wish for Nuclear Disarmament

TUE, OCT 8, 2019 (None)

Setsuko Thurlow, a native of Hiroshima, describes her journey from atomic bomb survivor to nuclear disarmament advocate. In 2017, she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which had spearheaded efforts to achieve a treaty banning nuclear weapons. This event accompanies the photo exhibition “From the Atomic Bomb to the Nobel Peace Prize”, which illustrates the impact of nuclear weapons and recent progress toward their elimination from a humanitarian point of view.

Bonnie Docherty provides introductory remarks on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the International Human Rights Clinic’s role in negotiating obligations to assist victims of nuclear weapons use and testing and to remediate contaminated environments. Docherty directs the Clinic’s Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative.

Organized by the Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative. Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program, HLS Advocates for Human Rights, and Hibakusha Stories/Youth Arts New York.

Image: Courtesy of Photographer Ari Beser

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