Explosive weapons

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

March 12, 2015  
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 raised at UN, expert meeting announced

February 11, 2015  
"Indiscriminate harm": explosive weapons raised at UN, expert meeting announced

On 30 January 2015, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. At the debate, Austria announced that this September, in Vienna, it would be holding a meeting on the use of explosive... Read more

States should highlight explosive weapons at UN protection of civilians debate

January 15, 2015  
Bombed out buildings in Syria, Beshr O, Flickr Creative Commons https://www.flickr.com/photos/beshro/870439284

On January 27 2015 the UN Security Council will hold an Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. Article 36 encourages states to raise the issue of the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons in populated areas in the debate. As... Read more

Statement to CCW, 13 Nov 2014

November 13, 2014  
Statement to CCW, 13 Nov 2014

Statement by Article 36 to the Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, United Nations, Geneva, 13 November 2014 Thank you Mr President. Against the very challenging background of ongoing grave civilian harm during armed conflict,... Read more

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
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August 7, 2014
The impact of explosive weapons in Gaza
July 15, 2014
Informal expert meeting on strengthening the protect...
June 16, 2014
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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
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