George Farebrother joined CND in the early 1980s and soon became organiser of the local Hailsham group. He later joined the Sussex Peace Alliance as secretary and organised many vigils, stalls and meetings all over the country, being much in demand as a speaker for local groups.

He was one of the instigators of the World Court Project, a world-wide campaign that resulted in an historic opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in July 1996. The ICJ ruled that the threat or use of nuclear weapons is generally illegal, and that states have an obligation to conclude negotiations on their elimination.

George continued to work tirelessly until his death on promoting the criminality of nuclear weapons.

What is 60 faces of CND?
2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.

CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Incredible people have shaped our history,
our present and will continue to inspire in the future.

Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
60 people who represent all the millions of people
who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades
and have made our organisation so remarkable.

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