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.
Military policies and practices and protecting civilians from explosive weapons ̵...
The use of explosive weapons in populated areas has been identified as a key issue on the protection of civilians agenda by states and organisations over recent years. Military policies and procedures, applied in the context of weapon choices, are... Read more
Report: Protecting civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas
Over the last ten years, the pattern of harm from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas has become a central humanitarian policy concern. Relentless bombardment of towns and cities, and the resulting humanitarian crises, has highlighted the need for action... Read more
UN Agenda for Disarmament highlights need for action on impact of explosive weapons
In his speech and report to launch the new agenda for disarmament , “Securing our Common Future – An Agenda for Disarmament”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlines the humanitarian harm caused by the use of explosive weapons – particularly those... Read more