Media Advisory - New Laser Weapons May Blind, Breach International Law Obligations



    OTTAWA, Nov. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Rideau Institute will warn the
Government that the Canadian Forces' deployment of newly acquired laser
weapons could result in soldiers blinding combatants and civilians in
Afghanistan. The Canadian Forces may have not properly tested the weapons'
compliance with Canada's international legal obligations.

    
    Press Conference on New Laser Weapons

    Monday, November 19, 2007, 10:30 AM

    Charles Lynch Room, 130S Centre Block, House of Commons

    Speakers:

    Steven Staples, Director of the Rideau Institute (moderator)
    Anthony Salloum, Program Director of the Rideau Institute
    Aleisha Stevens, International Affairs law student articling with Sack
    Goldblat Mitchell
    




For further information:

For further information: Steven Staples, (613) 565-4994, cell.: (613)
290-2695

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