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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Analysing the ‘protection of civilians’ as a policy agenda – and w...

May 27, 2020  
Sahala looks at the part of her family’s house that was destroyed when their village was occupied by ISIS. Returning to Tulaband, Iraq, after explosives were cleared and schools were restored, the family now faces challenges to rebuilding their home and livelihood. © Emily Garthwaite/Article 36

In a new paper released today, Article 36 examines the ‘protection of civilians’ as a global policy agenda, using an analysis of states’ contributions to the 2019 UN Security Council ‘open debate’ to look at the current state of discussion.... Read more

The draft political declaration on explosive weapons in populated areas: key comments

April 6, 2020  
Residents of Al Mishlab, east of Raqqa returning back home to check their houses and belongings. © Diala Ghassan/MSF

On 17 March 2020, Ireland released the first draft for a political declaration on protecting civilians from the use of explosive weapons, a process that they have been leading since last year. This paper contains the International Network on Explosive... Read more

Rejecting calls to address only the “indiscriminate use” of explosive weapons in ...

February 28, 2020  
Views of Beit Hanoun, one of the neighborhoods most affected by the bombings in Northern Gaza, 2014 (Photo: © Yann Libessart/MSF)

During consultations on “elements” for a political declaration on the protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, Geneva, 10 February 2020, a number of states called for a draft text to reflect their opinion that... Read more

More than 70 states engage in discussions on politic...

February 27, 2020

Talking points on the explosive weapons political de...

February 7, 2020

Protecting civilians explosive weapons in populated ...

February 5, 2020

Explosive weapons with wide area effects and risk to...

February 5, 2020
Explosive weapons in populated areas: looking ahead ...
December 19, 2019
Effects of explosive weapons: working paper for cons...
December 13, 2019
Struggling for meaning at the CCW
November 20, 2019
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