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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
37 countries commit to protect education from attack, record casualties – but not UK
Schools and universities have been used for military purposes by government forces and non-state armed groups in 26 countries since 2005 – the majority of countries experiencing armed conflict during this period. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack... Read more
The underrepresentation of low-income countries in nuclear disarmament forums
Lower-income countries are less likely to send representatives to meetings of multilateral forums on nuclear disarmament, they will tend to field smaller delegations, and they will make fewer individual statements on average than richer countries with an equal right to... Read more