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Disarmament Diplomacy

Issue No. 42, December 1999

Scottish Parliament to Consider Legality of Nuclear Weapons

On December 11, BBC News Online reported that the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament was preparing to hear public submissions challenging the legality of the possession of nuclear weapons.

As Angie Zelter describes in her article Putting Nuclear Weapons on Trial , October saw the acquittal at Greenock Sheriff Court of three anti-nuclear activists charged with malicious damage to a nuclear weapons research laboratory connected with Britian's Trident strategic nuclear submarine base at Faslane. A transcript of the Sheriff's ruling is reproduced in Documents & Sources

Report: Petition challenge to Trident legality, BBC News Online, December 11.

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