Marshall Islands loses nuclear lawsuit against USA | Pacific Beat

Marshall Islands loses nuclear lawsuit against USA

Marshall Islands loses nuclear lawsuit against USA

Updated 9 February 2015, 11:14 AEDT

The United States has dismissed a nuclear disarmament lawsuit brought about by Marshall Islands.

Last month, the case was tentatively dismissed, but a decision last week has ruled the case had no grounds and any action by the courts would violate the "separation of powers" doctrine.

Meanwhile, the court battle to get a naturalised Marshall Islands citizen onto the ballot for the US elections in November will make its way to the High Court next week.

Editor of the Marshall Islands Journal Giff Johnson says the fight for nuclear disarmament may not be over in the US just yet.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Giff Johnson, Editor, Marshall Islands Journal

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