[ RadSafe ] Latest Campaign Against Depleted Uranium Weapons Ban Proposal
rwhelbig at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 22:14:29 CDT 2009
They have introduced it into the Latin American equivalent of the
European Union Parliament - does anyone have any way of at least
getting facts in front of this body so that they might thing beyond
the IDUST presentation and yet some new video that probably depicts
all the deformed children that have been paraded around the world
since Saddam's propaganda campaign introduced them in about 1992?
Does anyone know anything directly about Damacio Lopez, supposedly a
former pro-golfer turned anti-DU activist - he apparently has plenty
of money to continue to stir this up and his hometown is near the test
facilities of a small New Mexico college with extensive munitions
testing capability that supposedly tested DU and showered Lopez's
hometown with the "deadly" dust.
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Parlatino considers depleted uranium weapon ban
The Latin American Parliament is considering a resolution on uranium
weapons after Costa Rican parliamentarian Alexander Mora Mora introduced
his draft law proposal at a meeting in Buenos Aires.
30 March 2009 - ICBUW
Alexander Mora Mora, President of the Latin American Parliament's Human
Rights Commission, has introduced the text of his draft law proposal for
a domestic ban on uranium weapons in Costa Rica to the Latin American
Parliament. It is hoped that the Parlatino's members will consider the
draft text before issuing a resolution in a few months time.
Costa Rica's plan to ban the munitions has triggered considerable media
interest throughout the region and representatives from several
governments are thought to be interested in considering similar
Deputy Mora Mora was joined in Buenos Aires by Damacio Lopez from IDUST
who introduced members to the issue. Damacio urged the Parlatino to
issue a moratorium against uranium weapons and to call on its member
states to pass laws to prohibit the use, manufacture, transport, sales
and possession of uranium weapons in their territories. Members then
viewed a recent film produced by Pablo Ortega on the effects of uranium
weapons. The film was made with the support of the University of Costa
Rica, in particular the Kioscoc Ambientales and the PROGAL program.
The Parlatino is a unicameral house whose legislation may be viewed as
templates that member governments can use for their own laws. Members
have a particular interest in human rights, economic, social and
technological development and peace and security. Its current members
are the Netherlands Antilles, Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,
Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Suriname,
Uruguay and Venezuela.
Draft law proposal
Draft law proposal
THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA
"TO REFORM THE LAW OF ARMS AND EXPLOSIVES, LAW NO. 7530 July 10, 1995,
TO ADD TO AN ARTICLE 26 BIS banning URANIUM AND OTHER RADIOACTIVE
"Article 26 bis. To prohibit the trade, transshipment, transit,
production, distribution or storage, or use that goes against human
dignity, uranium in any form, enriched or depleted, as well as any other
type of industrial uranium and other radioactive materials if it is used
for weapons purposes.
In the event that despite this prohibition, the authorities find
materials containing uranium in any form within the national territory
that is to be used for weapons purposes, the authorities immediately
confiscate the material and treat it in accordance with law and
Anybody found responsible for such transgressions will be subject to
criminal penalties and civil liability as appropriate, even if under the
responsibility of any country, which in turn will be considered guilty
of war crimes.
Weapons, ammunition or parts that are within the country or in the
marine waters of the exclusive economic zone, will be treated according
to international safety standards, and sent on following their
introduction to the country, to a warehouse to receive nuclear waste."
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