MAPW International law and treaties Dr Peter Wigg 2014

A useful short account of how international law is established and how it functions, including an outline of the role of international treaties.

Sri Lankan human rights: Letter to PM at time of CHOGM, October 2011

Letter from MAPW President Dr Jenny Grounds, to the Prime Minister Julia Gillard, asking that the issue of human rights and alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka be raised at CHOGM, and that action be taken against Sri Lanka should an independent inquiry not be agreed to.

Afghanistan invasion anniversary action

Event Date: 
Mon, 12/10/2009 - 12:00
Location: 
Melbourne

This event is now going to be at 12.00 on the Saturday following the invasion anniversary.

Sue Bolton will have the latest details: 0413 377 978

World March for Peace & Non-Violence

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/10/2009 (All day) - Mon, 05/10/2009 (All day)
Location: 
Sydney

The World March for Peace and Non-Violence is starting in New Zealand before crossing the Tasman and then continuing on throughout the rest of the world.

Join it in Sydney the weekend of 3rd to 5th October.

Please download the map of the estimated location when the march reaches Sydney's Bondi Beac

Sanctions: Iraq

Sanctions on Iraq

MAPW policy adopted in 2002

MAPW says that the sanctions against Iraq should be lifted for five main reasons:

The effects of sanctions on the civilian community of Iraq - 1998

Ullrich Gottstein's slide presentation demonstrates the vast impacts on the Iraqi people after 1990, including issues of food, education, casualties and more. He visited Iraq in 1998.

Small arms

Small arms are internationally one of the greatest killers of civilians and combatants alike. Over 600 million small arms circulate in global markets and demand is increasing. Their wide availability and rampant use exacerbate conflict and violence that shatter years of hard-earned progress in development, health, and humanitarian services. 

Dr Sue Wareham OAM

Position within MAPW: 
Vice President and ACT Branch Coordinator
Contact: 

sue [dot] wareham [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Current field of medicine: 

Dr Wareham is a general practitioner in Canberra.

Special areas of interest: 
Dr Wareham has a broad range of expertise. Her recent focus with MAPW has been on Australia's military strategy; and on the environmental costs of war. She is also an expert on the hazards of the nuclear industry.
Background: 

Dr Sue Wareham first became involved in MAPW over 20 years ago out of a "horror at the destructive capacity of a single nuclear weapon." Sue notes that "millions of innocent people are still threatened by these weapons". Sue believes that her work with MAPW is fundamental to her commitment to the protection of human life and the improvement of human well-being. In 2007 Dr Wareham co-authored a MAPW report on the use of cluster munitions in Lebanon.She has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her work for peace.

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