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Global Article 9 Conference's Outcome Documents (2008):

Global Article 9 Declaration to Abolish War
Adopted by the participants of the Global Article 9 Conference to Abolish War (May 4-6, 2008), this  declaration has been endorsed by Nobel Peace Laureates Mairead Maguire and Jody Williams, as well as by the Nobel Women's Peace Initiative.

  Global Article 9 Conference Statement towards the NPT PrepCom meeting in Geneva, Switzerland (April 28 - May 9, 2008)
 
 Global Article 9 Conference Statement to the G8 Summit taking place in July 2008 in Hokkaido, Japan under Japanese presidency

Abolish War - Building a Culture of Nonkilling and Nonviolence - Download Mairead Corrigan Maguire's keynote address

 Message of support by  Hanifa Mezoui, Chief of the NGO Section of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Statement by His Excellency Christopher G. Weeramantry, Former Judge of the International Court of Justice 


Article 9 & Article 12 Conference (2009):

Article 9 & Article 12 Declaration - Peace Constitutions for Global Disarmament [English] [Japanese] [Spanish]

Message to the conference by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias

Message to the conference by US Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Message of support by the Japan Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (JALANA)


International Peace Constitutions Conference for Nuclear and Foreign Military Base Abolition. (2009):

Declaration of Manta and Montecristi [English] [Spanish] [Japanese]

Message of Support by Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, 1980 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (Argentina) [Video]

Message of Support by Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, Catholic priest and former president of the UN General Assembly (2008-2009) (Nicaragua) [English] [Japanese]

Global Article 9 Conferencein Osaka (2013):

Global Article 9 Conference in Kansai Conference Declaration (Osaka Declaration 2013)

Other Documents:

Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), Northeast Asia Regional Action Agenda, (February 2, 2005)

Lauching Statement of the Global Article 9 Conference to Abolish War (January 2007)

Global Article 9 Campaign's Letter to the UN Security Council on "Strengthening Collective Security and Armament Regulation" (November 2008)

International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Hanoi Declaration, adopted during IADL's XVIIth International Congress (June 2009)

Asia Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9 and Peace in Asia, Final Statement(November 29-December 1, 2007)

 National Lawyers' Guild, Resolution Endorsing the Global Article 9 Campaign (2007)

 World Peace Forum, Vancouver Appeal for Peace 2006: Make Peace! (2006)

 The Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century (1999)


Articles



Kawasaki Akira, "The Right to Collective Self-Defense, Arms Export, and ODA – The Three Pillars of Japan's Integration to the US Military", initiallly published in Korean in Pressian (July 16, 2015) - now also available in English, Japanese

Kawasaki Akira and Celine Nahory, "Reclaiming Pacifism in East Asia", Korea National Strategy Institute (December 15, 2014)

Kawasaki Akira and Celine Nahory, "Japanís Decision on Collective Self-Defense in Context", The Diplomat (October 3, 2014)

Kawasaki Akira and Celine Nahory, "Quakes in Japan's Pacifism", Al Jazeera (May 30, 2014)

Kawasaki Akira and Celine Nahory, "Revision of Japan’s Peace Constitution – A Matter of Global Concern", Common Dreams (July 21, 2013)

Yoshioka Tatsuya and Celine Nahory, "Japan's Peace Pledge Under Attack", openDemocracy 50.50 (May 23, 2013)

Achin Vanaik, "Nepal as a Single State NWFZ" (2010)

Colin Archer, "Article 9 and Article 26: Twin Campaigns to Move the World toward Peace and Social Justice", Dharma World, Volume 35 (January-March 2008)

Hsi-chieh Chien and Szu-chien Hsu, "Japan’s Peace Constitution: A Valuable Common Asset for the Whole Human Beings", Sekai (February 2008)

Brian Ohkubo Covert, "An Appeal for Article 9", San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (July 7, 2007)

Frederic Durand, "Japanese Rainbow Gathers Tens of Thousands to Defend Article 9" International Peace Bureau (May 2008)

Ambassador Jargalsaikhany Enkhsaikhan, "Mongolia’s Nuclear-Weapon-Free Status and the Spirit of Article 9 of Japanese Constitution", Sekai (July 2007)

Joseph Gerson, "Imperial Geopolitics, China, and Article 9: Forces Driving the Possible Revision of the Japanese Constitution", Sekai (October 2007)

Global Article 9 Campaign to Abolish War, "An In-Depth Discussion on Article 9 by Twenty People on Five Continents ", English Digest of Japanese Book: "Gotairiku Nijūnin Ga Katari Tsukusu Kempō 9jō", Kamogawa Shuppan Publisher (2007)

John Junkerman, "The Global Article 9 Conference: Towards the Abolition of War", Japan Focus (May 25, 2008)

Akira Kawasaki, "Article 9's Global Impact", Foreign Policy in Focus (July 26, 2007)

David Krieger, "Japan’s Role in Building Peace in the Nuclear Age", Speech at the Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation 50th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture (December 2007)

Mari Kushibuchi, "Article 9 in Light of Japan's Relationship with the New Order in Northeast Asia", PRIME, Meiji Gakuin University (2007)

Dialogue between Shinagawa Masaji and John Junkerman, "Exploring the Global Meaning of Article 9: What Article 9 Means to Us", Sekai (September 2007)

Michael T. Seigel, "Some Considerations Regarding Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution", Nanzan University Institute for Social Ethics

Alice Slater, "Global Article 9 Campaign to Abolish War Launched in Japan", CommonDreams.org (June 2, 2008)

Ann Wright, "Japanese People Still Say "No More Wars", truthout (May 5, 2008)

Global Article 9 Campaign to Abolish War Newsletters
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
2016
 #62 (January-March 2016)
   

2014
 #53 (January-March 2014)
 #54 (April-June 2014)
 #55 (July-September 2014)
 #56 (October-December 2014)

 

2015
 #58 (January-March 2015)
 #59 (April-June 2015)
 #60 (July-September 2015)
 #61 (October-December 2015)

2013
 #49 (January-March 2013)

 #50 (April-June 2013)
 #51 (July-Sept 2013)
 #52 (October-December 2013)


 

2012
 #46 (January-March 2012)
 #47 (April-September 2012)
 #48 (October-December 2012)



2011
 #36 (January 2011)
 #37 (February 2011)
 #38 (March 2011)
 #39 (April 2011)
 #40 (May 2011)
 #41 (June 2011)
 #42 (July 2011)
 #43 (August 2011)
 #44 (September 2011)
 #45 (October-December 2011)

 

  2010
 #24 (January 2010)
 #25 (February 2010)
 #26 (March 2010)
 #27 (April 2010)
 #28 (May 2010)
 #29 (June 2010)
 #30 (July 2010)
 #31 (August 2010)
 #32 (September 2010)
 #33 (October 2010)
 #34 (November 2010)
 #35 (December 2010)
2009
 #12 (January 2009)
 #13 (February 2009)
 #14 (March 2009)
 #15 (April 2009)
 #16 (May 2009)
 #17 (June 2009)
 #18 (July 2009)
 #19 (August 2009)
 #20/21 (September/October 2009)
 #22 (November 2009)
 #23 (December 2009)
  2008
 #1 (January 2008)
 #2 (February 2008)
 #3 (March 2008)
 #4 (April 2008)
 #5 (April 2008)
 #6 (May 2008)
 #7 (June/July 2008)
 #8 (August 2008)
 #9 (September 2008)
 #10 (October/November 2008)
 #11 (December 2008)



Brochures

Download the Global Article 9 Campaign brochures in the following languages (pdf format):

English [2013]
French
German
Korean
 Spanish

Download the booklet about the Global Article 9 Campaign and its activities in 2008-2009 [English] [Spanish]

Also download the joint Global Article 9 and Disarmament for Development Campaigns Leaflet (in English) here.

Links


Study Group on Collective Self-Defense
English resources regarding Japan's peace constitution and the right of collective self-defense

Nobel Women's Initiative - information about Article 9 and Disarmament

Всемирная кампания по статье 9, в интересах запрещения войн
Russian Article 9 website created by Vadim Gaponenko, International Research Center, Maritime State University.

 Vancouver Save Article 9
The VSA9 was established in May, 2005 and currently has over 160 members - Canadians, Japanese, and other nationals.

 Weltweite Artikel-9-Kampagne zur Abschaffung des Krieges
German Article 9 website created by Information Centre Militarisation, Germany

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