CPV: The US court, on March 10, rejected the Vietnamese Agent Orange victims’ lawsuit, arguing that the use of Agent Orange/dioxin as herbicides by the US army during the war in Vietnam did not violate any law, not even the United Nations chapter or Resolutions of the UN Security Council. Despite the Court’s decision, a campaign has been carried out to support the victims in their struggle for justice. A wrong interpretion of the law ! According to the press in New York, as Mr Nhan said, the judge did not understand the international law on the use of poisons. Contrary to the decision of the US congress’s resolution in 1961, “Agent Orange” is not listed, thus, is not a poison. “Agent Orange” is not the name of the chemical containing the terribly dangerous dioxin but the colour of the containers. “The precedents put forth by the judge Weinstein demonstrate that the American Vietnam veterans are victims of Agent Orange/dioxin. This is backed up by the decision of the US congress to spend billions of USD on curing and helping them. The judge did not deny the fact that Agent Orange contains dioxin. But he rejected the lawsuit. It is…
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