MEDIA ADVISORY

For Wednesday, 10am October 18, 2017
Contact: international@nlg.org

NEW YORK– In his address to the United Nations, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea,” violating the UN charter within its own walls and raising the specter of genocide and crimes against humanity in violation of  the UN Charter (which as a ratified treaty is part of domestic law) as well as International Humanitarian Law. .

PresidentTrump’s threats are particularly dangerous at a time of escalated provocations on the Korean peninsula that put millions of lives at risk and in light of the history of the U.S.’s  devastating involvement in the never-ended Korean War.

During the war, the U.S. dropped 635,000 tons of bombs on Korea and 20 percent of Korea’s population was killed. Today, the threats of war are even higher and more imminent.

Hear from lawyers, peace activists and longtime advocates of nuclear disarmament about the dangers presented by Trump’s escalating threats for Korea, the U.S. and the world:

WHAT: Press conference on the legal implications of Trump’s threats of war against North Korea

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 10 am

WHERE: Solidarity Center, 2nd floor,, 147 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011

WHO: Speakers will include international law experts from the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and advocates for peace in Korea. Organized by the National Lawyers Guild International Committee.

For more information: www.nlginternational.org