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  • South Korean Journalist and Peace Activist Jailed

    Lee Si-woo, a photojournalist and peace campaigner, was arrested on 23 April on charges under the vaguely worded South Korean National Security Law (NSL). The charges relate to information he reported as a freelance journalist. Amnesty International and ICBUW believe he is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
    11 September 2007 - ICBUW
  • Cluster bomb treaty takes shape after successful ban talks

    The Lima Conference on Cluster Munitions held in Peru at the end of May concluded with strong and widespread support for a new treaty. Twenty-eight new countries joined the 46 states that launched a new process in Oslo in February this year to conclude a treaty by 2008.
    7 June 2007 - ICBUW
  • Green MEPs question European Commission and Council over uranium weapons.

    As a result of last week's ICBUW exhbition in the European Parliament, Dr Caroline Lucas MEP and Els de Groen MEP have asked the following questions of the Council and Commission.
    24 May 2007 - ICBUW
  • Vice-President of European Parliament calls on Italy to ban uranium weapons

    Luisa Morgantini, MEP GUE/NGL, Vice-President of the European Parliament, calls on the Italian government to ban uranium weapons
    23 May 2007 - ICBUW
  • UK Refuses Entry to Lancet Iraq Death Toll Study Author

    One of the co-authors of a Lancet study which estimated that more than 650,000 civilian deaths had occurred in Iraq following the 2003 invasion has been barred from entering the UK after he was refused a transit visa at Heathrow following a flight from Jordan.
    1 May 2007 - CADU
  • UK's Depleted Uranium Oversight Board Release Final Report

    The Depleted Uranium Oversight Board (DUOB) was established in 2001 to oversee a testing programme for British veterans (military and civilian) who wished to know whether they had been significantly exposed to depleted uranium (DU) in the 1990/91 Gulf War or during later military operations in the Balkans.
    12 April 2007 - CADU
  • Two Diggers contaminated by uranium

    Two Australian soldiers who served in the first Iraq war have tested positive to depleted uranium (DU) contamination despite assurances from the federal government they had not been exposed, an anti-nuclear group said.
    30 March 2007 - ICBUW
  • Report From the Oslo Conference on Cluster Munitions

    On Friday, February 23rd, 2007, after meeting for a two day conference on cluster munitions sponsored by Norway, 46 out of 49 States present agreed to commit themselves to conclude a new international instrument prohibiting the use of cluster munitions which cause unacceptable harm to civilians.
    15 March 2007 - Katherine Harrison WILPF
  • Belgian Socialist Party in Plea to UK Government Over DU Ban

    A message to the UK Labour Party from Dirk Van der Maelen, leader of the Flemish Socialists in the Belgian Parliament.
    12 March 2007 - ICBUW
  • Belgium Bans Uranium Weapons and Armour

    Belgium Bans Uranium Weapons and Armour

    They were first with land mines, first with cluster bombs - now Belgium has become the first country in the world to ban uranium weapons! ICBUW praises the hard work and commitment of the Belgian Coalition Stop Uranium Weapons.
    10 March 2007 - Willem Van den Panhuysen
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