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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Areas of harm: Understanding explosive weapons with wide area effects

October 3, 2016  Comments are off
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

June 8, 2016  Comments are off
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

Bombing in towns and cities: a major driver of displacement worldwide

May 16, 2016  Comments are off
Bombing in towns and cities: a major driver of displacement worldwide

The widespread use of explosive weapons in populated areas contributes to driving people and families from their homes in conflicts across the world, as well as to preventing their return. Bombing and bombardment causes high levels of death, injury and... Read more

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
States support development of a political commitment...
September 28, 2015
Press release: Governments meet in Vienna to tackle ...
September 20, 2015
Explosive weapons discussed at events in New Zealand...
September 16, 2015
Press release: UN says bombing of towns and cities m...
July 3, 2015
Round up: Meetings in Geneva highlight explosive wea...
June 29, 2015
States acknowledge impact of explosive weapons at UN...
June 26, 2015
Events: Explosive weapons to be discussed in Geneva,...
June 10, 2015
States must address explosive weapons at UN debate o...
June 5, 2015
Weapons technologies that threaten us today: Remarks...
April 28, 2015
Cities are not targets: Populated areas and internat...
April 27, 2015
UK must raise use of cluster munitions, explosive we...
April 20, 2015
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