Vancouver Declaration: Law’s Imperative for the Urgent Achievement of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

The Vancouver Declaration is the result of a conference convened February 10-11, 2011, in Vancouver, Canada, by The Simons Foundation and the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA), entitled "Humanitarian Law, Human Security: The Emerging Framework for the Non-Use and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons," with the purpose to develop the Vancouver Declaration on the legal imperative to eliminate nuclear weapons.