Explosive weapons

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Libya: call to refrain from use of explosive weapons in populated areas

March 18, 2011  1 comment
Libya:  call to refrain from use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Yesterday (17 March 2011) the UN’s Humanitarian Chief, Baroness Amos, called for parties to the conflict in Libya to refrain from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.  The full statement read: I am gravely concerned at reports of... Read more

Introduction – explosive weapons

January 28, 2011  1 comment
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.

Explosive violence report

September 29, 2009  No comments
Explosive violence report

A new report from Landmine Action, entitled Explosive Violence- The Problem of Explosive Weapons, highlights the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons. It presents explosive weapons (e.g. bombs, artillery shells, rockets, grenades) as a category of technology generally considered unacceptable where those... Read more

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