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Depleted uranium weapons and international law

Depleted uranium weapons and international law

a precautionary approach

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Published by T.M.C. Asser Press, Cambridge University Press [distributor] in The Hague, West Nyack, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • War (International law),
  • Depleted uranium -- Military applications,
  • Military weapons -- Law and legislation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographic references and index.

    StatementAvril McDonald, Jann K. Kleffner, Brigit Toebes, editors.
    ContributionsMcDonald, Avril., Kleffner, Jann K., Toebes, Brigit C. A.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKZ6385 .D47 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 323 p. ;
    Number of Pages323
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23399933M
    ISBN 10906704265X
    ISBN 109789067042659
    LC Control Number2009419740

      The United States’ use of depleted uranium weapons has sparked international outrage around the world. After the Gulf War I, thousands of returning war veterans claimed exposure to DU weapons was the cause of debilitating illnesses. The Pentagon has routinely insisted, from then until now, that exposure to DU poses no threat to American soldiers. Agency report condemned depleted uranium weapons as a “serious health threat.”34 Scientists at the U.S. Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute further studied the effects of depleted uranium by implanting it in organic tissue The study implanted rats with depleted uranium metal and.


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The use of ammunition and armor containing depleted uranium has been linked to, among others, Gulf War syndrome and the contamination Depleted uranium weapons and international law book natural resources. This book examines whether, under what conditions and to what extent the use of such ammunition is compatible with international : Hardcover.

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Depleted Uranium Weapons and International Law A Precautionary Approach. Editors: McDonald, Avril, Toebes, Brigit C. A., Kleffner, Jann K. (Eds.). Depleted Uranium Munitions under International Law: A Precautionary Approach provides an in-depth analysis of the international legal aspects of the use of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition and armor.

The military use of DU has been surrounded by considerable controversy, mainly as regards the health and environmental risks Depleted uranium weapons and international law book such use entails. [3] Alyn Ware, Depleted Uranium Weapons and International Law in Metal of Dishonor: How the Pentagon Radiates Soldiers and Civilians with DU weapons.

Depleted Uranium Weapons and International Law [Springer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. UN General Assembly supports precautionary approach to depleted uranium weapons Following initial voting on the NAM-sponsored resolution Effects of Arms and Armaments Containing Depleted Uranium at the UN First Committee in November, where it was supported by countries, states have now supported the far reaching resolution at the UN General Assembly.

International Human Rights and humanitarian lawyer, Karen Parker, determined that depleted uranium weaponry fails the four tests for legal weapons under.

Although it received little attention at the time, journalist Samuel Oakford broke the story last month that the Pentagon has confirmed using weapons containing depleted uranium (DU) in Syria against ISIS targets—an about face from a previously articulated position.

(A gunships are also flying in Iraq, although there has been no reporting so far on DU use there). It is the waste product left over after the isotope uranium—used in nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons—has been extracted from naturally occurring uranium.

What remains—depleted. Thorium is a direct decay product of depleted uranium, a chemically toxic byproduct of the nuclear power industry that was added to weapons used Depleted uranium weapons and international law book the first year of the war in Iraq. Thanks to its high density, depleted uranium can reinforce tank armor and allow bullets and other munitions to penetrate armored vehicles and other heavy defenses.

US forces fired depleted uranium (DU) weapons Depleted uranium weapons and international law book civilian areas and troops in Iraq in breach of official advice meant to prevent unnecessary suffering in conflicts, a report has found. Tell the authors of this book there's no such thing: Depleted Uranium Weapons and International Law: A Precautionary Approach Avril McDonald, Jann K.

Kleffner, Brigit C. ToebesT.M.C. Asser Press, 26 Jun - Doug Weller talk5 October (UTC) Coatrack. The use of depleted uranium weapons is again causing concern. The people of Kosovo have been alarmed to discover that the conflict there has left radioactive contamination, just as it did in.

Therefore, it is necessary to determine, how international law responds to depleted uranium munition. In order to answer this question, international law needs to be analyzed from a twofold-perspective. First, relevant arms control treaties curbing and limiting the use of certain types of weapons may be relevant for depleted uranium munition.

The Pentagon claims that American forces and Iraqis are not at risk from contact with depleted uranium, which is used in armor-piercing munitions and protective tank 's baloney to some scientists who insist the widespread use of depleted uranium during the American-led invasion and occupation of Iraq poses a grave e attempts to reassure the public, the.

Depleted Uranium Weapons and International Law: A Precautionary Approach Depleted Uranium Weapons: $; Uranium and Weapons Depleted International Approach A: Law Precautionary Precautionary Law: Uranium International Approach and A Depleted Weapons. Depleted Uranium How the Pentagon Radiates Soldiers & Civilians with DU Weapons In May,the International Action Center published a book of essays and lectures on depleted uranium: the contamination of the planet by the United States military.

International Human Rights and humanitarian lawyer, Karen Parker, determined that depleted uranium weaponry fails the four tests for legal weapons under international law, and that it is also illegal under the definition of a ‘poison’ weapon.

Depleted uranium weapons are the offspring of nuclear weapons, and the newest weapon capable of causing mass destruction. If the international community accepts the use of depleted uranium weapons in warfare, it must also accept the moral obligation to fully address the health and environmental consequences, regardless of the cost.

Insome states and the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons, a coalition of more than nongovernmental organizations, asked for a ban on the production and military use of depleted uranium weapons. However, France and Great Britain, which hold permanent positions at the United Nation Security Council, rejected a ban (11).

Depleted uranium, dense mildly radioactive metal that is primarily used in the production of ammunition and armour ed uranium is created as a waste product when the radioactive isotope uranium is extracted from natural uranium ore.

Because uranium is used as a fuel in nuclear power plants and in the production of some nuclear weapons, depleted uranium, a by-product of. Besides discussing the law during air and naval warfare, the author has critically examined certain challenges which humanitarian law is facing today from cyber warfare; nuclear, phosphorous and depleted uranium weapons; the use of chemical agents; and targeted book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested or working in the.

Depleted Uranium (DU/U), about half as radioactive as natural uranium (U) and twice as heavy as lead, possesses a half-life of four and one-half billion years.

It is known to have been used first during Desert Storm in Iraq by U.S. Army tanks and Air Force jets during the 43. Uranium is also mildly radioactive although depleted uranium is less radioactive than natural uranium. DU weapons could not expose people to enough radiation to produce radiation sickness.

Damacio A. Lopez, Director, International Depleted Uranium Study Team (IDUST), United States; and John M.

LaForge, Editor, Nukewatch Pathfinder, United States. The United States (U.S.) and many other countries use the radioactive metal uranium, so-called "depleted uranium" or DU; this so-called DU also contains reprocessed nuclear reactor.

The public health and environmental effects of the use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons can be considered per se violations of the war crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes under the Statute of the International Criminal Court.

The demonstrated public health effects of depleted uranium (DU) weapons include. DEPLETED URANIUM THE TROJAN HORSE OF NUCLEAR WAR Leuren Moret, 8 July Complete text with figures and table. The use of depleted uranium weaponry by the United States, defying all international treaties, will slowly annihilate all species on earth including the human species, and yet this country continues to do so with full knowledge of its destructive potential.

Science or Science Fiction: Facts, Myths an Propaganda In the Debate Over Depleted Uranium Weapons, Marchp. 11 15 Summary Report to Congress: Health and Environmental Consequences of Depleted Uranium Use by the U.S. Army, U.S.

Army. Even more alarming is the non-specific catalytic or enzyme effect from internal exposures to nanoparticles of depleted uranium. Soldiers on depleted uranium battlefields have reported that, after noticing a metallic taste in their mouths, within hours of exposure they became sick with Gulf War syndrome symptoms.

Inthe IAC published the ground-breaking book, The Fire This Time, which reports the evidence presented at the tribunal implicating the U.S. government for gross violations of international law. In it, Clark discusses the military use of depleted-uranium weapons during the Gulf War and its danger to both Iraqis and Gulf War veterans.

Depleted Uranium is a chemically toxic and radioactive heavy metal that is created as a waste product during the process to enrich uranium for use in nuclear reactors and weapons and used in conventional weapons. Its use has a devastating impact on civilians caught up in conflicts across the world.

Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — International criminal law, victims — Warfare, land — Weapons control — Weapons, conventional. Chapter 14 discusses specific weapon technologies and types of munition that merit individual : William H.

Boothby. The International Coalition to Ban Uranium W eapons This book is intended as a short reference book concerning the Depleted Ura-nium (DU) question.

use of Depleted Uranium Weapons By Nato Author: Massimo Zucchetti. Email Lists. DU-List (with extensive, searchable archives back to ) ; DU-Watch (searchable archives go back to ). U.S. National Legislation on DU.

H.R Depleted Uranium Munitions Study Act of - introduced to the House by Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington. U.S. Government Report "Operation Desert Storm: Army Not Adequately Prepared to Deal with Depleted Uranium. By Neil Mackay Sunday Herald, Scotland Ma British and American coalition forces are using depleted uranium (DU) shells in the war against Iraq and deliberately flouting a United Nations resolution which classifies the munitions as illegal weapons of mass destruction.

Depleted Uranium and the movement to ban radioactive weapons Rights passed resolutions in and stating the use of uranium ammunition is not in conformity with existing international Human Rights Law. Although only 40 percent as radioactive as natural uranium, DU has a half-life of billion years and places all life forms at risk.

The international outcry over claims that the use of depleted uranium during the Kosovo intervention caused leukemia in 24 European members of the peacekeeping force is unfounded.

Numerous studies. As the expert on uranium weapons-related environmental impact and diseases told us in August,at the 3rd ICBUW International Conference Hiroshima, Author: Cathy Garger. Title: Depleted uranium weapons and international law: A precautionary approach: Author: McDonald, Avril, Kleffner, Jann K, Toebes, Brigit C.

A: Date issuedCited by: 1.^ The International Legality of the Use of Download pdf Uranium Weapons: A Precautionary Approach, Avril McDonald, Jann K. Kleffner and Brigit Toebes, eds. (TMC Asser Press Fall) ^ legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons ^ Citizen Inspectors Foiled in Search for DU Weapons ^ Depleted Uranium UN Resolutions ^ Sub-Commission resolution.The kind ebook uranium used by the military is called depleted uranium.

It is a waste product ebook the uranium enrichment process, used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons and nuclear reactor fuel. Although enrichment is enormously expensive, depleted uranium is considered cheap since it is an unwanted byproduct, having no significant civilian use.