Explosive weapons

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UN Security Council’s protection of civilians’ debate raises concerns over explos...

August 27, 2013  No comments
UN Security Council’s protection of civilians’ debate raises concerns over explosive weapons

On Monday 19 August 2013, the United Nations Security Council held an Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, under the Argentinean presidency.

Explosive weapons in populated areas

August 8, 2013  No comments
Explosive weapons in populated areas

Explosive weapons use blast and fragmentation to kill and injure people in the area where they detonate, as well as to damage objects, buildings and infrastructure. When used in populated areas they tend to cause high levels of harm to individuals and communities. Destruction of infrastructure vital to the civilian population, including water and sanitation, housing, schools and hospitals, results in a pattern of wider, long term suffering. Victims and survivors of explosive weapons can face long-term challenges of disability, psychological harm, and social and economic exclusion.

Reclaiming the Protection of Civilians Under IHL

May 23, 2013  No comments
Reclaiming the Protection of Civilians Under IHL

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a global conference on the protection of civilians under International Humanitarian Law in Oslo from 23-24 May 2013, inviting states, international organisations and civil society. The conference built on a series of regional... Read more

INEW writes to states on protecting civilians from explosive weapons

April 3, 2013  No comments
INEW writes to states on protecting civilians from explosive weapons

As the conflict in Syria enters its third year, reports on the situation civilians are facing, highlight the devastating impacts of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and highlight the need to develop stronger international standards to restrict... Read more

Explosive weapons raised as key issue in Security Co...

March 13, 2013

APPG on weapons and protection of civilians held ann...

February 6, 2013

INEW advocacy ahead of the UN Security Council Prote...

January 17, 2013

Hamas and Israel should stop use of explosive weapon...

November 15, 2012
UN concerned over impact of explosive weapons on chi...
November 5, 2012
Campaigners meet to discuss disarmament as humanitar...
October 30, 2012
Syrian forces bombard towns with cluster bombs and o...
October 30, 2012
Progress in banning cluster bombs shows protection o...
September 6, 2012
Bombardment of Aleppo: heavy weapons and civilian pr...
August 10, 2012
Security Council debate highlights harm from explosi...
June 29, 2012
UN Secretary-General provides road map to reduce imp...
June 12, 2012
INEW advocacy ahead of Security Council debate on pr...
May 14, 2012
Restarting disarmament
May 4, 2012
UK must tackle bombing in populated areas at UN Secu...
March 27, 2012
State use of explosive weapons: an indicator of cris...
February 21, 2012
Article 36 highlights concern over use of explosive ...
February 6, 2012
We are all Costa Ricans today
November 26, 2011
Charter for the recognition of every casualty of arm...
August 20, 2011
International Network on Explosive Weapons presents ...
July 1, 2011
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