Explosive weapons

More states express support for new standards on explosive weapons at UN debate

January 27, 2016  Comments are off
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On 19 January 2016, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. At the debate, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Ukraine and the Nordic Group of states raised the use of explosive... Read more

Explosive weapons discussed at the International Conference of the Red Cross

December 15, 2015  Comments are off
Explosive weapons discussed at the International Conference of the Red Cross

On 9 December 2015 in Geneva, at the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the humanitarian problem of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas was discussed at a side event chaired by Ambassador Thomas... Read more

Ban Ki-Moon, ICRC call for curb on explosive weapons use, states move towards commitm...

November 11, 2015  Comments are off
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On 31 October, as First Committee delegates contemplated their voting instructions, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer met in Geneva to issue a stark critique of international efforts to protect civilians. Their six-point call included a... Read more

UK turns back on UN protection of civilians

November 5, 2015  Comments are off
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Thomas Nash The UK is set to break with a 15-year tradition by refusing to hold an open debate on the protection of civilians during its presidency of the UN Security Council in November. Its plan to forego an open... Read more

Side event: Protecting civilians from the use of exp...

October 27, 2015

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September 30, 2015

States support development of a political commitment...

September 28, 2015

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September 20, 2015
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States acknowledge impact of explosive weapons at UN...
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UK must raise use of cluster munitions, explosive we...
April 20, 2015
Human Rights Council side event on barrel bombs and ...
March 18, 2015
“Failing Syria”: Humanitarian organisati...
March 12, 2015
“Indiscriminate harm”: explosive weapons...
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States should highlight explosive weapons at UN prot...
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Statement to CCW, 13 Nov 2014
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Explosive weapons at the UN First Committee: INEW si...
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