The SAFNA Youth Forum (hereinafter; SYF) is a quite young association in the field of nuclear disarmament and arms control. This association is to encourage students to get involved more and more in the field of international law, international politics and international relations. In doing so, it is quite hard for students to know to which academic resources should be referred. In this situation, SYF will commit to engage in creating a SYF Database on all related topic in the field of nuclear disarmament and arms control.
The SYF Database Project is to collect all information on all related resources in the field of nuclear disarmament and arms control. For instance, we will consider a question of how nuclear victims who suffered from nuclear radiation can obtain an adequate legal remedy under national law. To answer this question, it is necessary to collect information about each national legislation and jurisprudence (ex. Shimoda case) to clarify which state has already enacted the legislation to grant compensation for nuclear victims. The scope of nuclear victims who suffered physical, mental and social difficulties caused by nuclear radiation including nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants. There are other topics which should be included in the SYF Database and, thus, the scope of our database will be broad and large.
Our contributors to this project should be individuals who are interested in the field of international law, international politics and international relations, especially nuclear disarmament and arms controls. The scope of the qualification is not limited to professionals, but includes students who may actively engage in this project. Collecting information may contribute to enhancing a visibility of important resources in this field and, thus, we will progress this project under our young initiative.
In particular, this project might contribute to implementing Article 6 or 7 of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which entered into force on 22 January 2021 because it will provide for the international community adequate information of nuclear victims’ circumstances on compensation in each country.