Delivered by Doug Weir, Coordinator, International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons on behalf of ICBUW, and five other organisations The last time First Committee considered this topic, Iraq – the country most heavily affected by the wartime use of depleted uranium weapons – called fo
Right to Heal Initiative coalition members delivered a petition signed by over 16,000 people calling for a change in U.S. policy on depleted uranium to Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power on November 4, 2014. The petition was circulated in anticipation of
To further the Right to Heal Initiative’s goals, IVAW and CCR submitted Freedom of Information Act requests to the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department on September 25, 2014, seeking the firing coordinates of weapons used in Iraq that contained depleted uranium (DU).
On September 15, 2014, members of the Right to Heal Initiative submitted a report before the United Nations Human Rights Council in advance of its review of the U.S. during the 22nd session of the Universal Periodic Review. The Universal Periodic Review is a full review of the human
Right to Heal coalition members sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on June 19, 2014 urging the U.S. not to continue military intervention in Iraq. You can read the full letter at this link.
With 3 years of outreach at Fort Hood; more than a thousand conversations with soldiers, veterans and their families; and 31 in-depth testimonials, Operation Recovery: Fort Hood Soldiers and Veterans Testify on the Right to Heal (or ‘the Fort Hood Testimony Report’) is a hard look at
The War is Not Over: Seeking Accountability and Reparations for the United States’ Illegal War and Its Lasting Trauma A report prepared by the Center for Constitutional Rights for the Right to Heal Initiative of the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq, Iraq Veteran
On March 19, 2013 – the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq – the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), and the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq (FWCUI), represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, lau
What are Reparations? Armed conflict tears apart the social fabric of entire communities and devastates people’s physical, mental, and emotional states, as well as their economic security and social status. A basic concept of justice, as recognized by both domestic and international l
On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects of war and the rights of veterans and civilians to heal. The Iraq war is not over for Iraqi civilians and U.S. veterans who continue to struggle with various forms of trauma and injury; for Iraqis and veterans who suffer the effects of environmental poisoning due to certain U.S. munitions and burn pits of hazardous material; and for a growing generation of orphans and people displaced by war.