NWRG is a group of academics, researchers and media professionals that enquire effects of new kinds of war technologies

Amnesty calls for cessation of arms supplies to Israel and Gaza

Both Israel and Hamas used weapons supplied from abroad to carry out
attacks on civilians. This briefing contains fresh evidence on the
munitions used during the three-week conflict in Gaza and southern
Israel and includes information on the supplies of arms to all parties
to the conflict. It explains why Amnesty International is calling for a
cessation of arms supplies to the parties to the conflict and calling
on the United Nations to impose a comprehensive arms embargo.

 

Call to Scientists, Doctors, Lawyers and Jurists, to endorse a request of enquiry to Un assembly, Hrc, Who, Unrwa

To the Secretary General of UN Assembly, Marcos Manuel D'Escoto,
to the Human Right Council,
to the World Health Organization,
to the UN representative for Palestine Prof. Richard Falk
and for information to Dr. Gingues of UNWRA in Gaza

We, the undersigned organizations and professionals in Medicine, Science and Law ask you to respond to with prompt and strong determinations to the issues raised by the report of illegal, inhumane and uncontrollable weapons on the civil population in Gaza, specifically with reference to the use of thermobaric weapons in populated areas, targeting of civilians and children by so called low collateral damage weapons and DIME, use of White Phosphorus on inhabited areas, use of weapons that liberate submunitions, use of heavy metals containing weapons that pollute and put at risk the population for the time to be.

How war debris could cause cancer

Could the mystery over how depleted uranium might cause genetic damage be closer to being solved? It may be, if a controversial claim by two researchers is right. They say that minute quantities of the material lodged in the body may kick out energetic electrons that mimic the effect of beta radiation. This, they argue, could explain how residues of depleted uranium scattered across former war zones could be increasing the risk of cancers and other problems among soldiers and local people.

Effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium

UN, Report of the Secretary-General

The report contains views of Member States and relevant international organizations on the effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium. The Secretary-General has, to date, received 17 reports from Governments and from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization.

Read the full text (french): UN_DU_Review24jul2008_63-170.pdf

Uranium on in Lebanon: a study on civilians exposed to dust

Original title: Enriched and industrial uranium detected in civilians' urine that were exposed to the dust of Israeli rockets

Published on Lebanese newspaper Al Safir on March 6 2008

 

Verdict of International Citizens Tribunal

Proceedings charged against the Israeli authorities by the victims of the war of July 12-August 24, 2006 with the support of Lebanese civil society, for the acts carried out by them and the amage to the Lebanese nation caused by them.

Brussels, February 22-23-24, 2008
International Associations Center
Jury: Lilia Solano (president), Adolfo Abascal, Claudio Moffa (reporter), Rajindar Sachar.

 

Statement of Newweapons Committee at the International Citizens Tribunal

By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa, Italy. Text prepared for the International Citizens Tribunal, 22-24 February 2008, Brussels.

Depleted uranium, depleted health concerns

By Anes Alic in Sarajevo for ISN Security Watch (29/10/07)

Abstract: As a growing number of Italian soldiers who served in the Balkans meet their death due to serious illness, the specter of 'Balkan Syndrome' and the effects of depleted uranium are again in the spotlight.

New weapons: civil society and scientists

By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. Prepared for the meeting of the Federazione Scienze della Vita, Riva del Garda, Italy, October 1, 2006.

Evidences of new weapons are arising in the Israel-Lebanon war

By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. Published on Il Manifesto on 8 August 2006

Abstract: By now there are countless reports, from hospitals, witnesses, armament experts and journalists that strongly suggest that in the present offensive of Israeli forces against Lebanon and Gaza 'new weapons' are being used.

Monitoring and treatment of individual injured by phosphorus and DU

Abstract: White phosphorus results in painful chemical burn injuries. The resultant burn typically appears as a necrotic area with a yellowish colour and characteristic garlic like odour. White phosphorus is highly lipid soluble and as such, is believed to have rapid dermal penetration once particles are embedded under the skin. Few studies have investigated the degree of tissue destruction associated with white phosphorus injuries. In the experimental animal model, most tissue destruction appears to be secondary to the heat generated by oxidation.

Open letter by NWC to doctors in Lebanon and Gaza

By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. circulated in August 2006.

Abstract: Dear Doctors, I write on behalf of a group of independent scientists who would like to offer their support in investigating the allegation of use of weapons of mass destruction by Israel in the war to Lebanon and in Gaza. Below our first call and the considerations on which we base our work.

I contact you directly with our questions.

Newweapons Commitee asks for re-opening investigations to UNHCR

Open letter to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Published on 23 Maj 2007.

Enriched Uranium in guided weapons by the Israeli Military

Evidence of Enriched Uranium in guided weapons employed by the Israeli Military in Lebanon in July 2006 - Preliminary Note.
Published on 20 October 2006

Israelis Rain Down Deadly DU On Lebanese Civilians

Esteemed expert and whistleblower highlights US sale of GBU 28 weapons.
By Paul Joseph Watson

Abstract: Esteemed depleted uranium expert Dr. Doug Rokke is pointing the finger at Israel for using deadly and illegal depleted uranium munitions against the Lebanese people which were sold to them by the U.S. government - and calls for an immediate halt to the practice.

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