Hier aus der Begründung:
Senator Tony de Brum, Jahrgang 1945, amtierender Außenminister der Republik der Marshall-Inseln, zu denen auch die Atolle Bikini und Eniwetok gehören, war als kleiner Junge Augenzeuge, als 1954 die Castle Bravo-Bombe detonierte.
Von Vera Kämper
There's a lot to unpack regarding the recently concluded NPT Review Conference.
Despite the failure to reach agreement, there are some encouraging trends. See
below for a concise guide! Plus the latest developments in the Marshall Islands
Nuclear Zero cases in the International Court of Justice and more.
"Tony DeBrum, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) provided a dose of reality to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference recently by asking: “How many in this room have personally witnessed nuclear weapon detonations?” On March 1, 1954, a 9-year-old DeBrum was fishing with his grandfather near the Likiep atoll, one of the islands in the Marshalls group. As his grandfather cast his net, there was a sudden intense flash that lit up the pre-dawn sky, followed by a terrifying shock wave. “Everything turned red—the ocean, the fish, the sky, and my grandfather’s net. And we were 200 miles away from ground zero. A memory that can never be erased.” - For more:
Before “Bikini” became the name of a piece of female attire, it was the name of an atoll, part of the 1,156 islands and islets making up what is now the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). In 2010, at RMI’s request, Bikini was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List because of its historic importance as the site of twenty-three nuclear tests conducted by the United States between 1946 and 1958. There were sixty-seven US tests in the Marshall Islands altogether.
Now RMI has invoked the aid of another UN agency: the International Court of Justice in The Hague (not to be confused with the International Criminal Court).
The New York Times vom 27.12.2014 by Marlise Simons:
The Boston Globe vom 05.01.2015 by James Carroll:
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