Is the Starstreak missile prohibited?
The 2010 Cluster Munition Monitor reports on the United Kingdom raises the prospect that the Starstreak Missile might fall under the definition of the prohibition in the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the UK Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill. The Monitor... Read more
Briefing for UK Parliamentarians on cluster munitions
UK campaigners on cluster munitions submitted the following briefing to the UK Parliament today in response to a question from Baroness Williams on ‘temporary exemptions’ from the UK law prohibiting cluster munitions. Article 36 believes that the UK government should... Read more
Introduction – cluster munitions
Cluster munitions are large explosive weapons, which are deployed from the air (e.g. air-dropped bombs, missiles) and from the ground (e.g. rockets, artillery), and function by opening in mid-air to release multiple smaller submunitions. Cluster munitions pose two main problems... Read more
First steps to new norms on the use of explosive weapons
The new Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) is potentially very significant in its implications regarding the ‘area-effect’ use of explosive weapons. A line of legal reasoning has been suggested in a paper for Landmine Action: Implications of the Convention on... Read more