Nuclear Peace: The Story of the Trident Three (Hardcover)

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In 1999 three middle-aged women disarmed the Trident Thermonuclear Submarine Fleet on a quiet Scottish Loch. Politicians and campaigners around the world watched their subsequent arrest and trial. The peace campaigners who undertook this direct action took the unprecedented step of suing the British government under international law for crimes against humanity. What emerges is an extraordinary story with the most wide-ranging implications of any act of disarmament since the formation of the anti-nuclear movement. This book is written by the man closest to the Trident Three—their lawyer. Using the highest laws in the world—the Nuremberg Principles and the reasoning handed down by the World Court—John Mayer’s argument persuaded independent judiciary that nuclear weapons lie outside the bounds of international law.

About the Author


John Mayer is an Advocate of the Scottish Bar in Edinburgh.

Praise For…


Nuclear Peace comes highly recommended.” —Green Events


“A highly readable account of a significant and at times farcical episode.” —Caledonia Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781904132042
ISBN-10: 1904132049
Publisher: Vision
Publication Date: September 1st, 2002
Pages: 288
Language: English