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.
INEW statement: Civilians in Mosul must be protected from the use of explosive weapon...
In February, Iraq and its international allies, including the US, commenced a military offensive to take control from ISIS of the western part of the city of Mosul, where hundreds of thousands of people live. The casualty tallies available from... Read more
Areas of harm: Understanding explosive weapons with wide area effects
In conflicts all over the world – in countries such as Syria, Ukraine and Yemen – the use of explosive weapons like mortars and rockets in populated areas is a major cause of humanitarian harm and civilians casualties. Against the... Read more
Banned cluster munitions, UN blacklisting and £1bn of explosive weapon sales
Saudi-led bombing in Yemen, and the UK Recent developments and revelations regarding the actions of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen leave the UK government with a number of serious questions to answer about its policies and practice – including regarding... Read more