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Introducing the Toxic Remnants of War Network
Damage to the natural environment has long been a hallmark of conflict. But technological developments, both in terms of how hostilities are conducted, and the locations in which wars are fought, are increasing the risk of serious long-term environmental damage,... Read more
Condemning use: Policy note on the 2015 Dubrovnik Action Plan
The 2015 Dubrovnik Action Plan adopted at the First Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions as document CCM/CONF/2015/WP.3 affirms that: 12. States parties will continue to promote compliance, reinforcing the norms being established by the CCM that stigmatizes... Read more
Preventing human suffering from cluster bombs: ban convention’s achievements fi...
Five years on from entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, it is deeply distressing to see the use of these internationally banned weapons in Libya, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The aim of the treaty is to... Read more
Refusal to condemn cluster munition use undermines UK claims to leadership on the pro...
The UK’s attempt to prevent states from condemning “any cluster munition use, by any actor” through the Dubrovnik Declaration continues a long-standing pattern of persistent but ultimately futile efforts to resist the overriding humanitarian imperative for civilian protection in the... Read more