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Damian McCormack, David Grayson and Tara O'Grady

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Global Ban on CS Gas is Needed

[Clashes between protestors and riot police after a funeral in Sitra. 1 January 2012. Image from Saeed Saif.]

To mark the second anniversary of the February 14 Bahraini uprising, Pr. Damian McCormack, Pr. David Grayson and Tara O'Grady call for a ban on CS gas. CS gas,  2-chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile, is a chemical weapon which is banned in warfare by the OPCW (Organisation for Prevention of Chemical Weapons) under the Chemical Weapons Convention, 1993. However, its misuse as a crowd control tear gas in peacetime is causing significant mortality and morbidity. We ...

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Damian McCormack, David Grayson and Tara O'Grady


Damian McCormack
is a Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in Dublin, Ireland and head of the Advisory Council of the Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO).

David Grayson is Professor of Chemistry at Trinity College, Dublin.

Tara O'Grady is General Secretary of the Bahrain Rehabilitation and Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO).