On 22 June 2012 EUROMIL participated in a workshop on "Toxic Remnants of War" (TRW) at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, thus continuing the cooperation with ICBUW and its scientific network.
EUROMIL's Secretary General, Dr. Gerhard Ahlbrecht, chaired the panel on "Framework and general standards" of this workshop and made the link to hazards encountered by military personnel on the ground, eg. burn-pits, radar victims, and referred to the positive experience of the Public Hearing on Depleted Uranium Ammunition in the European Parliament on 6 October 2011 at which Prof. Manfred Mohr (ICBUW) was one of the experts and at which the soldiers' voice was also strongly heard thanks to the active participation of EUROMIL. The thrilling matter of TRW was discussed vividly covering such varied fields as International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Environmental Law (Military Pollution, eg. the Quirra Syndrome in Sardinia, causing also health problems to soldiers, see report in EUROMIL News/Issue 20, March 2012) and Human Rights. The workshop will be followed up by the TRW team - among other things, a meeting with the DBwV is foreseen.
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