Explosive weapons

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Cities are not targets: Populated areas and international law

April 27, 2015  Comments are off
Cities are not targets: Populated areas and international law

In April 2015, Mayors for Peace and the Town of Ypres commemorated the 100th anniversary of the first mass use of gas during World War I with a three-day conference,  one day of which focused on the mass destruction of... Read more

UK must raise use of cluster munitions, explosive weapons with Ukraine government

April 20, 2015  Comments are off
Cluster munitions Ukraine

As the UK sent military advisors to Ukraine, on 11 March Article 36 wrote to the government urging them to do everything in their power to prevent any further use of cluster munitions by Ukraine. We also recommended that the Ukrainian government’s use of... Read more

Human Rights Council side event on barrel bombs and bombardment in Syria

March 18, 2015  Comments are off
Human Rights Council side event on barrel bombs and bombardment in Syria

At the Human Rights Council on 12th March 2015, the Permanent Mission of Austria in Geneva hosted a side event with Article 36 on “The use of barrel bombs and indiscriminate bombardment in Syria – the need to strengthen compliance with international humanitarian... Read more

“Failing Syria”: Humanitarian organisations call for action on explosive weapons

March 12, 2015  Comments are off
Destroyed school in Syria

Twenty-one humanitarian and human rights organisations today called on all parties to the conflict in Syria to “immediately end the use of explosive weapons with wide-area effects in populated areas, including but not limited to barrel bombs, mortars and other heavy... Read more

“Indiscriminate harm”: explosive weapons...

February 11, 2015

States should highlight explosive weapons at UN prot...

January 15, 2015

Statement to CCW, 13 Nov 2014

November 13, 2014

Explosive weapons at the UN First Committee: INEW si...

November 12, 2014
States raise concerns about explosive weapons in sta...
November 8, 2014
Oslo informal expert meeting on strengthening the pr...
September 4, 2014
INEW outreach to UN Secretary-General and Security C...
August 29, 2014
Impact of heavy explosive weapons in Gaza exposes UK...
August 7, 2014
The impact of explosive weapons in Gaza
July 15, 2014
Informal expert meeting on strengthening the protect...
June 16, 2014
Explosive weapons are leading cause of death for chi...
November 23, 2013
Statement by Article 36 to the Meeting of States Par...
November 14, 2013
Open Letter to the Prime Minister on a possible mili...
August 29, 2013
Article 36 Briefing to the All Party Parliamentary G...
August 29, 2013
Syria and the significance of global norms on weapon...
August 29, 2013
UN Security Council’s protection of civilians’ d...
August 27, 2013
Explosive weapons in populated areas
August 8, 2013
Reclaiming the Protection of Civilians Under IHL
May 23, 2013
INEW writes to states on protecting civilians from e...
April 3, 2013
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