Marshall Islands standing strong against nuclear proliferation | Pacific Beat

Marshall Islands standing strong against nuclear proliferation

Marshall Islands standing strong against nuclear proliferation

Updated 19 August 2014, 9:03 AEST

The Marshall Islands is moving ahead with lawsuits against four nations it alleges are in breach of disarmament provisions of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

Lawyers for the Pacific nation have until this week to respond to the US government's motion to dismiss the case filed in US Federal Court.

At the same time, the International Court of Justice in The Hague has set out a briefing schedule on the issue of whether or not the court has jurisdiction to hear cases against the UK, India and Pakistan.

Marshall Islands Journal editor, Giff Johnson, says the Marshall Islands government is determined to go ahead with the lawsuits despite negative reactions from the other countries involved.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Giff Johnson, editor, Marshall Islands Journal

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