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Shiar Youssef is a journalist and researcher with Corporate Watch.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

A lethal 'non-lethal' weapon

With tear gas a prominent weapon used to repress the recent uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, the multi-billion global market has been expanding. Reported incidents of tear gas-related deaths and injuries have prompted critique of its classification as 'non-lethal' and renewed calls for a ban on its use.

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