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Opinions

Legal opinions on the use and control of uranium weapons.

Attachments

  • UNHCHR opinion on uranium weapons - 1996

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    UNHCHR
    Sub-Commission resolution 1996/16
  • UNHCHR opinion on uranium weapons - 1997

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    UNHCHR
    Sub-Commission resolution 1997/36
  • DU - A Precautionary Approach

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    Avril McDonald
    An analysis of the current state of IHL with regard to the use of DU - a conventional weapon with unconventional effects. Presentation from the 'Towards a Uranium Weapons Treaty' Workshop, UN Geneva, April 2008.
  • Eliminating Uranium Weapons

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    Prof. Manfred Mohr
    The legal avenues open to activists and states seeking a ban on the use of uranium in conventional weapon systems. Presentation from the 'Towards a Uranium Weapons Treaty' Workshop, UN Geneva, April 2008.
  • 2008 ICBUW Legal Update

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    Prof. Manfred Mohr, IALANA, ICBUW
    A short report on the legal status of conventional uranium weapons. Supporting text from 'Banning Uranium Weapons' seminar, UN New York, Oct 8th 2008.
  • UNIDIR - Depleted uranium weapons: the next target for disarmament?

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    Avril McDonald - Source: http://www.unidir.org/bdd/fiche-periodique.php?ref_periodique=1020-7287-2008-3-en
    Disarmament efforts have reaped a number of notable successes over the past years. These endeavours have not been completely random, but have generally aimed at putting beyond use and out of circulation weapons that may breach the law of armed confict (LOAC). States moved from banning chemical weapons in 1993 to outlawing blinding lasers in 1995, and then anti-personnel mines in 1997. The latest disarmament campaign has succeeded in prohibiting cluster munitions (for those states that join the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions).
    Which problematic weapons should be next in line for a treaty ban or restriction? Many believe that prime candidates are weapons containing depleted uranium.