Explosive weapons

Introduction

Introduction – explosive weapons

Explosive weapons are weapons that use high explosive to project blast and / or fragmentation from a point of detonation. Common types of explosive weapons include artillery, mortars and air-dropped bombs as well as landmines and improvised explosive devices.
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Explosive weapons in populated areas: looking ahead to 2020

December 19, 2019  
Views of Beit Hanoun, one of the neighborhoods most affected by the bombings in Northern Gaza, 2014 (Photo: © Yann Libessart/MSF)

Laura Boillot This post was originally published in the Forum on the Arms Trade ‘Looking Ahead’ series here. After a decade of work building concern over the use of explosive weapons in towns, cities and other populated areas, an ambitious... Read more

Effects of explosive weapons: working paper for consultations on a political declarat...

December 13, 2019  
Residents of Al Mishlab, east of Raqqa returning back home to check their houses and belongings. © Diala Ghassan/MSF

As the process develops to conclude in 2020 an international political declaration through which states will make commitments to better protect civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, Article 36 submitted the following working paper to the... Read more

Struggling for meaning at the CCW

November 20, 2019  
Struggling for meaning at the CCW

Maya Brehm The High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) and other stakeholders met last week in Geneva for their annual exchange of views.  States parties’ exalted aims are to prevent civilian harm and unnecessary suffering... Read more

Seventy-one states call for action on impact of expl...

October 25, 2019

Turkey’s operations in north-eastern Syria: The de...

October 18, 2019

The value of ‘victim assistance’ in internationa...

October 18, 2019

Vienna Conference marks turning point as states supp...

October 2, 2019
INEW statement to the Vienna conference on protectin...
October 2, 2019
The Safe Schools Declaration process: reflections fo...
August 5, 2019
INEW launches International Parliamentary Appeal
March 20, 2019
Building towards an international policy response on...
December 20, 2018
Latin America and Caribbean regional meeting on expl...
December 7, 2018
UN General Assembly: Fifty states deliver joint stat...
October 26, 2018
Military policies and practices and protecting civil...
October 23, 2018
Report: Protecting civilians from the use of explosi...
September 30, 2018
Disarmament as a means to build peace
June 19, 2018
UN Agenda for Disarmament highlights need for action...
May 31, 2018
Weapons choice in Syria and Iraq has devastating imp...
April 24, 2018
Important UN study released on military policies and...
November 16, 2017
Policy paper: Fleeing the bombs: Approaching explosi...
November 15, 2017
Stop bombing towns and cities: International campaig...
September 14, 2017
UN General Assembly First Committee briefing for sta...
September 7, 2017
At meeting in Geneva, states should support taking a...
August 21, 2017