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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Policy paper: Fleeing the bombs: Approaching explosive weapons in the policy framewor...

November 15, 2017  Comments are off
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The use of explosive weapons in populated areas has been identified as a key driver of population displacement. Limiting the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is essential to providing greater protection to civilians experiencing armed conflict and curbing... Read more

Stop bombing towns and cities: International campaign conference on explosive weapons

September 14, 2017  Comments are off
Stop bombing towns and cities: International campaign conference on explosive weapons

The International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) held an international campaign conference in Geneva, on Thursday 31 August for organisations concerned about the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and humanitarian harm resulting from this practice. The conference was open to members... Read more

UN General Assembly First Committee briefing for states on explosive weapons

September 7, 2017  Comments are off
UN General Assembly First Committee briefing for states on explosive weapons

From 2 October to 2 November states will be attending the UN General Assembly’s First Committee debates on disarmament and international security. For Reaching Critical Will’s First Committee Briefing Book, INEW prepared a briefing for states on the issue of explosive weapons... Read more

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
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
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