RESOLUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEMOCRATIC

LAWYERS CONCERNING THE JUDGEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL

TRIBUNAL OF CONSCIENCE SUPPORTING

VIETNAMESE VICTIMS OF AGENT ORANGE

The General Assembly of the 17th Congress of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, held in Hanoi on 6-10 June 2009:

1.      Expressed its profound sympathy with Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange;

2.      Reaffirmed its support for the Judgement adopted by the International Tribunal of Conscience, which was held under the auspices of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers on 15-16 May 2009 in Paris, supporting Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange, and

3.      Expressed deep concern at the damages inflicted on Vietnamese citizens and the environment as a consequence of the Agent Orange produced by American chemical manufacturers and used by the U.S. military in Vietnam.

In the spirit of solidarity with the Vietnamese people, the General Assembly strongly requested the U.S. administration and American chemical manufacturers to take full responsibility and compensate for the damages caused by them towards the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange.

The General Assembly further called on all democratic lawyers throughout the world to circulate the Tribunal’s judgement and to promote a broad and strong movement of their respective peoples and institutions to urge and achieve the full implementation of its conclusions.

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