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(VELINO) Roma, 18 Jun - The International Institute ofHumanitarian Law focused its attention on arms and security atits conference "Nuclear armaments and human security". Theconference, on Thursday at Villa Ormond in San Remo, north westItaly, the headquarters of the institute, was organised withthe Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and InternationalCooperation. The opening addresses are by Professor FaustoPocar, president of the institute and Minister GiovanniBrauzzi, deputy director general of the Foreign Ministry'sPolitical Affairs and Security Directorate. It was attended byinternational experts and representatives of the academic anddiplomatic world, including Ambassador Vinicio Mati, Italy'sPermanent Representative to the Geneva Disarmament Conference.The aim was to analyse two aspects of the interaction betweennuclear arms and human security. First, the impact of nuclearweapons on international humanitarian law, human rights andinternational criminal law, and second on how internationalnuclear non-proliferation norms have contributed to humansecurity. The contribution of internationally renowned expertswill be essential in stimulating a debate on subjects such asthe role of international criminal law in evaluating the use ofnuclear arms; the commitment of the United States in enforcinginternational law and security; arguments over nuclearproliferation and the role of the International Atomic EnergyAgency and other international organisations. vel.