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Missile Freeze Petition on-line




Regina Hagen, MBMD Project Coordinator at INESAP,
Hochschulstrasse 4a, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Tel. [49] (6151) 16 44 68; e-mail:

Andrew Lichterman, Western States Legal Foundation Program Director, (510) 839-5877
Darmstadt, Germany--


As diplomats from 75 countries met in Paris to discuss an “International Code of Conduct Against the Proliferation of Ballistic Missiles,” peace groups from around the world launched a petition calling for a missile development and testing freeze and a ballistic missile and space weapons ban. The International Code of Conduct seeks to manage the international trafficking in ballistic missiles and missile technology.

Moving Beyond Missile Defense, a joint project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and the International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation, this week joined with an international network of peace groups to initiate and circulate the new petition. Signatures to the petition will be collected around the world and submitted to the Preparatory Committee meeting of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to be held in New York in April 2002.

Western States Legal Foundation is a participant in the Moving Beyond Missile Defense project, which brings together activists and non-proliferation experts from many countries.

Petition for a Missile Freeze

Weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery pose an intolerable threat to peace and security. An arms race between ballistic missiles, anti-missile systems and space weapons would move the world closer towards annihilation. The best response to these threats is the establishment of a comprehensive security framework that prohibits weapons of mass destruction, missile and anti-missile systems and the weaponization of space.

To reduce the danger, we call for the following immediate steps:

1. Stop missile and anti-missile testing and deployment.
2. Initiate negotiations for an international treaty banning ballistic
missiles and space weapons.

Additional information:

The petition is an internationally coordinated effort by peace groups and networks around the world. To sign the petition or get further information, you can contact any of the following groups:

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF)

Contact Carah Ong, Research and Publications Director
Tel: [1] (805) 965-3443 Cell: [1] (805) 453-0255, Fax: [1] (805) 568-0466
e-mail: research@napf.org; website: http://www.wagingpeace.org

International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation (INESAP)
Contact Regina Hagen, Coordinator
Tel: [49] (6151) 16 44 68, Fax: [49] (6151) 16 60 39
e-mail: inesap@hrzpub.tu-darmstadt.de; website: http://www.inesap.org

Abolition 2000, a network for the complete abolition of nuclear weapons with more than 2000 groups from more than 90 countries all over the world.
Tel: [1] (805) 965-3443, Fax: [1] (805) 568-0466
e-mail: admin@abolition2000.org; website: http://www.abolition2000.org

Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP)
New Delhi, India
Contact Achin Vanaik, email: pamela@del3.vsnl.net.in
Admiral (retired) L. Ramdas, email: lramdas@vsnl.com

Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (GRACE)
Contact Alice Slater, 15 E. 26 St., Room 915, New York, NY 10010, USA
Tel: [1] (212) 726 91 61, Fax: [1] (212) 726 91 60
e-mail: aslater@gracelinks.org; website: http://www.gracelinks.org

Peace Depot
Contact Hiro Umebayashi, 3-3-1 Minowa-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama,
223-0051, Japan
Tel. [81] (45) 563 51 01, Fax: [81] (45) 563 99 07
e-mail: CXJ15621@nifty.ne.jp

Western States Legal Foundation (WSLF)
Contact Andrew Lichterman
1504 15th St., Suite 202, Oakland CA 94612, USA
Tel. [1] (510) 839-58 77, Fax: [1] (510) 839 53 97
e-mail: Andrew.Lichterman@wslfweb.org; website: http://www.wslfweb.org

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