Body of Iraq WMD dossier scientist David Kelly exhumed – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2017 in burials and cremation, chemical weapons, inquests, Iraq, news, suicide by sally

‘The body of Dr David Kelly, the government chemical weapons expert who killed himself in 2003 after being outed as the source of a BBC story, has been exhumed, police have confirmed.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2017


Breaking Bad fan found guilty of ordering ricin delivery from FBI agent – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2015 in chemical weapons, drug trafficking, news, terrorism by sally

‘A Liverpool man has been found guilty of ordering a “Breaking Bad-style” delivery of enough ricin to kill 1,400 people from an undercover FBI agent.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2015


Chemical Weapons and the Law – BBC Law in Action

Posted October 29th, 2013 in chemical weapons, international law, news, treaties, war by sally

“In this week’s programme Law in Action charts the history of laws forbidding the use of chemical weapons, and reveals how they first emerged in India over 2000 years ago. Today, with Syria now signing up to the chemical weapons convention, could we be on the brink of abolishing chemical weapons for good?”


BBC Law in Action, 22nd October 2013


Gavin Phillipson: ‘Historic’ Commons’ Syria vote: the constitutional significance (Part I) – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted September 20th, 2013 in chemical weapons, constitutional law, Iraq, news, parliament, war by sally

“Does the recent vote in the House of Commons on military action against Syria have real constitutional significance? Is it the final piece of evidence that there is a constitutional convention that the consent of the House of Commons must be sought before armed force is used? If so, should anything be done to concretise and clarify this Convention? And what is the broader constitutional significance of this episode in terms of the evolution of controls over the prerogative power and its significance for the evolving separation of powers in the UK?”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 19th September 2013


British fears grow over legal justification for Syria strike – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 28th, 2013 in armed forces, chemical weapons, international law, news, United Nations by sally

“David Cameron is facing demands to set out the legal justification for military action against Syria amid mounting unease over the scale and speed of Britain’s commitment to another conflict in the Middle East.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th August 2013


Riots may be controlled with chemicals – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in chemical weapons, news, public order, violent disorder, weapons by sally

“Future riots could be quelled by projectiles containing chemical irritants fired by police using new weapons that are now in the final stages of development.”

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The Guardian, 9th April 2012


Army to be sued for war crimes over its role in Fallujah attacks – The Independent

Posted May 4th, 2010 in armed forces, birth, chemical weapons, news, war crimes by sally

“Allegations that Britain was complicit in the use of chemical weapons linked to an upsurge in child deformity cases in Iraq, are being investigated by the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Independent, 4th May 2010


Porton Down veterans awarded £3m compensation – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2008 in armed forces, chemical weapons, compensation, news by sally

“Hundreds of veterans who were subjected to tests at the Porton Down chemical warfare installation are to be awarded compensation totalling £3m, the defence minister Derek Twigg announced today.”

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The Guardian, 31st Janaury 2008


MoD offers nerve gas veterans £3m and an apology – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2008 in armed forces, chemical weapons, compensation, experiments, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence is to offer compensation and an apology to the Porton Down victims of secret chemical testing, it was reported today.”

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The Guardian, 17th January 2008