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  • Response from Commerzbank to disinvestment campaign

    Response from Commerzbank to disinvestment campaign

    Commerzbank offered a limited response two months after contact. They sent their Corporate Social Responsibility document, which mentioned nothing of their policy over arms investments.
    13 February 2008 - ICBUW
  • Response from Barclays PLC to disinvestment campaign

    Response from Barclays PLC to disinvestment campaign

    Barclays responded negatively two months after first contact. They claimed that it is impossible to distinguish arms companies in the index tracker funds that they invest in. However they are happy to exclude certain industries from individual customers investment portfolios upon request.
    13 February 2008 - ICBUW
  • New Internationalist DU Special Now Available Online

    New Internationalist DU Special Now Available Online

    Last year, ICBUW staff and members submitted material to New Internationalist magazine for a DU special, you can read the results here.
    29 January 2008 - ICBUW
  • UK Government's Full Position on UN General Assembly Resolution

    UK Government's Full Position on UN General Assembly Resolution

    Read the full response of the UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office to a request from an ICBUW supporter that it back the recent UN General Assembly's DU Resolution.
    25 January 2008 - ICBUW
  • UK Government Questioned in Parliament Over General Assembly Resolution

    Two months after CADU contacted the UK Foreign Office for clarification on why they voted against last November's DU UN Resolution, Independent MP for Blaenau Gwent Dai Davies finally gets an answer in parliament.

    24 January 2008 - ICBUW
  • Italy agrees to €170m Veteran compensation package

    Italy has agreed to the first ever widescale compensation package for DU contaminated veterans.
    21 December 2007 - Francesco Iannuzzelli
  • Belgium Abstains in General Assembly Vote

    Just why did Belgium – the only country in the world to have banned DU, abstain during the crucial General Assembly vote last month? Needless to say, the Belgian Coalition, which represents 28 organisations, was very disappointed.
    21 December 2007 - Ria Verjauw
  • UN General Assembly Passes DU Resolution

    UN General Assembly Passes DU Resolution

    The United Nations General Assembly has passed, by a landslide, a resolution calling for further research into the health effects from DU.
    5 December 2007 - ICBUW
  • Doctors Remove 45 Tumours From 26-Year-Old Dutch Veteran

    Doctors removed 45 tumours from the bladder of Paul van Kester. They don’t understand how it is possible. Bladder cancer occurs in the elderly, and Paul is only 26. Eventually a German doctor made a link “Is it possible that you served in the army?” she asked the Bosnia veteran.
    21 November 2007 - ICBUW
  • Vice-President of the European Parliament Again Calls for Tougher EU Action on DU

    Vice-President of the European Parliament Again Calls for Tougher EU Action on DU

    “The European Union should set an example for the International Community for a worldwide moratorium on Uranium weapons” urged Luisa Morgantini, Vice-President of the European Parliament in a press conference organized today together with Els de Groen (Dutch MEP of the Green/EFA Group) on the occasion of the International Day of Action against Depleted Uranium Weapons.
    13 November 2007 - ICBUW
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