Protection of civilians

“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

Explosive weapons at the UN First Committee: INEW side event, statement and advocacy ...

November 12, 2014  
Explosive weapons at the UN First Committee: INEW side event, statement and advocacy activities

As international momentum on the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects in populated areas grows, Austria, with the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW), hosted a side event to the UN General Assembly First Committee on 22 October 2014 on... Read more

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

Reclaiming the Protection of Civilians Under IHL

May 23, 2013
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