Depleted uranium weapons

MAPW - Conventions on chemical, biological and environmental warfare - 2014

Some methods of waging war are so inhumane, or represent such a violation of human rights, that their use is considered a war crime. Chemical and biological weapons, and environmentsl warfare, are all banned under international law, on these ground. This fact sheet gives a brief history and account of the international conventions concerned.

The global weapons trade: fact sheets 7-12, MAPW and partners 2008

A package of six fact sheets prepared by MAPW and partners on the global weapons trade. Individual fact sheets cover five major global weapons manufacturers; and indiscriminate weapons - cluster munitions, landmines and depleted uranium.

Cluster munitions, landmines and depleted uranium: MAPW and partners, 2008

This fact sheet gives a brief introduction to cluster munitions, land mines and depleted uranium weapons, and to their manufacture. These are all weapons causing indiscriminate harm to civilians. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is number 7 in a series on the global weapons trade.

MAPW Depleted Uranium presentation — 2006

MAPW presentation on Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons. This is part of a series prepared to assist members give presentations on a range of health and peace related topics. Covers basic information, military uses, health implications, and possible action.

Uranium munitions

Uranium munitions - "Tolerable" radiological weapons?

MAPW policy statement adopted 1 November 2003

Depleted uranium internal contamination presents a potential neurotoxic, endocrine, reproductive, nephrotoxic, and mutagenic hazard. (Military Medicine Vol.167, Aug. 2002)

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