Explosive weapons

Introduction

Introduction – explosive weapons

Explosive 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.
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Military policies and practices and protecting civilians from explosive weapons ̵...

October 23, 2018  Comments are off
Views of Beit Hanoun, one of the neighborhoods most affected by the bombings in Northern Gaza, 2014 (Photo: © Yann Libessart/MSF)

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

September 30, 2018  Comments are off
People stand on rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike in the besieged town of Hamoria, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria Janauary 9, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh - RC1A03C21970

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

May 31, 2018  Comments are off
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during presentation the An Agenda for Disarmement at a University Dufour in Geneva. 24 May 2018. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

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

Weapons choice in Syria and Iraq has devastating imp...

April 24, 2018

Important UN study released on military policies and...

November 16, 2017

Policy paper: Fleeing the bombs: Approaching explosi...

November 15, 2017

Stop bombing towns and cities: International campaig...

September 14, 2017
UN General Assembly First Committee briefing for sta...
September 7, 2017
At meeting in Geneva, states should support taking a...
August 21, 2017
Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosu...
June 8, 2017
INEW statement: Civilians in Mosul must be protected...
April 20, 2017
Areas of harm: Understanding explosive weapons with ...
October 3, 2016
Banned cluster munitions, UN blacklisting and £1bn ...
June 8, 2016
Bombing in towns and cities: a major driver of displ...
May 16, 2016
Commitments for the World Humanitarian Summit
May 16, 2016
UK-manufactured arms and harm from explosive weapons...
March 25, 2016
Explosive weapons in populated areas: an urgent huma...
February 9, 2016
More states express support for new standards on exp...
January 27, 2016
Explosive weapons discussed at the International Con...
December 15, 2015
Ban Ki-Moon, ICRC call for curb on explosive weapons...
November 11, 2015
UK turns back on UN protection of civilians
November 5, 2015
Side event: Protecting civilians from the use of exp...
October 27, 2015
The British Medical Journal on Syria, casualty recor...
September 30, 2015
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