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  • Briefing note: DU exposure is a potential health risk for civilians
    UNGA

    Briefing note: DU exposure is a potential health risk for civilians

    A small number of states at First Committee 2016 have claimed that language in the draft resolution L.63, which relates to the potential health effects of DU weapons, means they are unable to vote in favour of the text. This briefing considers those potential risks and how they are interpreted by states and international organisations.
    25 October 2016 - ICBUW
  • 2016 UN First Committee depleted uranium briefing
    UNGA

    2016 UN First Committee depleted uranium briefing

    This briefing provides an up to date overview of the views of states and international agencies on depleted uranium and the key issues its use creates.
    15 October 2016 - ICBUW
  • Targets of Opportunity: Analysis of the use of depleted uranium by A-10s in the 2003 Iraq War
    PAX and ICBUW

    Targets of Opportunity: Analysis of the use of depleted uranium by A-10s in the 2003 Iraq War

    Targets of Opportunity reveals for the first time the extent to which the US breached its own restrictions on the use of DU in the 2003 Iraq War. Fewer than half of all targets attacked by A10 aircraft were armoured and many were in populated areas. The report triples the number of sites known to be contaminated with DU and also analyses whether new norms on data sharing and the clearance of DU are emerging.
    5 October 2016 - ICBUW
  • Proving harm is complex

    Proving harm is complex

    A visual guide to the variables involved in performing an accurate civilian risk assessment for depleted uranium.
    17 October 2014 - ICBUW
  • Shoot first, ask questions later

    Shoot first, ask questions later

    A simple guide to the history of depleted uranium use and research
    14 October 2014 - ICBUW
  • Malignant Effects: depleted uranium as a carcinogen and genotoxin
    ICBUW

    Malignant Effects: depleted uranium as a carcinogen and genotoxin

    The purpose of this report is to introduce the reader to the growing weight of evidence relating to how DU can damage DNA, interfere with cellular processes and contribute to the development of cancer. The report uses peer-reviewed studies, many of which have been published during the last decade and, wherever possible, has sought to simplify the scientific language to make it accessible to the lay reader.
    29 August 2014 - ICBUW
  • Guide to a civilian-centred approach to depleted uranium clearance

    Guide to a civilian-centred approach to depleted uranium clearance

    A new graphic from ICBUW and PAX shows what a civilian-centred approach to DU clearance looks like.
    21 August 2014 - ICBUW
  • Laid to Waste: depleted uranium contaminated military scrap in Iraq
    PAX

    Laid to Waste: depleted uranium contaminated military scrap in Iraq

    Laid to Waste follows on from In a State of Uncertainty and adds more information on the failure to manage Iraq's DU contamination adequately. For the first time the report reveals US strike coordinates, finding that DU was used against unmounted troops and soft targets, in breach of US legal guidelines. The report also considers international standards for radioactive waste management and how these standards were not applied to DU contamination in Iraq.
    20 June 2014 - ICBUW
  • In a State of Uncertainty: impact and implications of the use of depleted uranium in Iraq
    IKV Pax Christi

    In a State of Uncertainty: impact and implications of the use of depleted uranium in Iraq

    In a State of Uncertainty seeks to document the extent of Iraq's DU problem 10 years after its second use there during the 2003 invasion. Combining fieldwork, interviews with Iraqi officials and military sources, the report documents the extent of DU use in civilian areas and against non-armoured targets, the difficulties faced by the Iraqi authorities in managing contamination and the risks still posed to Iraqi civilians working in the scrap metal trade.
    7 March 2013 - ICBUW
  • Managing Acceptability: UK policy on depleted uranium
    CADU

    Managing Acceptability: UK policy on depleted uranium

    Using declassified material, Managing Acceptability provides a historical review of the methods that the UK government has used in seeking to maintain the public acceptability of DU munitions, having recognised very early on in their development that public opposition to the use of DU in conventional weapons would be significant.
    3 October 2012 - ICBUW
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