Introduction – explosive weaponsExplosive weapons are weapons that use high explosive to project blast and / or fragmentation from a point of detonation. Common types of explosive weapons include artillery, mortars and air-dropped bombs as well as landmines and improvised explosive devices.
Reclaiming the Protection of Civilians Under IHL
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting a global conference on the protection of civilians under International Humanitarian Law in Oslo from 23-24 May 2013. This conference builds on a series of regional workshops that have taken place as... Read more
INEW writes to states on protecting civilians from explosive weapons
As the conflict in Syria enters its third year, reports on the situation civilians are facing, highlight the devastating impacts of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and highlight the need to develop stronger international standards to restrict... Read more
Explosive weapons raised as key issue in Security Council debate on protection of civ...
The UN Security Council held a debate on the protection of civilians on 12 February 2013. During the debate 15 states made reference to the problem of explosive weapons in populated areas. Of these, Qatar spoke on behalf of the... Read more