Response to The Economist on cluster munitions
The Economist print edition of 3 December contains an article entitled: “Dead munitions: talks on curbing cluster weapons fizzle and fail.” The article, which comments on the negotiations on cluster munitions at the Review Conference of the Convention on Certain... Read more
We are all Costa Ricans today
Thomas Nash 26 November 2011 I tend to scowl when I hear people say that we can’t influence world affairs for the better because there are forces at play that are much too powerful. We can only tinker at the... Read more
CCW Review Conference ends with rejection of US-backed proposal for Protocol that wou...
The CCW Review Conference in Geneva has closed with a resounding rejection of a US-back proposal for Protocol that would allow continued cluster munition use. Furthermore, the CCW did not adopt a mandate for any further work on cluster munitions,... Read more
Lord Elton addresses cluster bomb talks on behalf of CMC
Intervention by Lord Elton on behalf of the Cluster Munition Coalition Fourth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, discussions on Article 13 (3) b (“endeavour clause”) Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday 22 November 2011 Thank you Mr. Chair, I speak... Read more