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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Talking points on the explosive weapons political declaration ‘elements paper&#...

February 7, 2020  
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The government of Ireland is currently leading the coordination of a process to develop an international political declaration in 2020, through which states will make commitments to better protect civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Following... Read more

Protecting civilians explosive weapons in populated areas: questions of IHL complianc...

February 5, 2020  
Residents of Al Mishlab, east of Raqqa returning back home to check their houses and belongings. © Diala Ghassan/MSF

In the course of ongoing consultations on a political declaration to address the harm to civilians from the use of explosive weapons in cities, towns and other civilian populated areas, critical questions have been raised about the connections between multilateral... Read more

Explosive weapons with wide area effects and risk to civilians

February 5, 2020  
People stand on rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike in the besieged town of Hamoria, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria Janauary 9, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh - RC1A03C21970

The government of Ireland is currently leading the coordination of a process to develop an international political declaration in 2020, through which states will make commitments to better protect civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. In... Read more

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
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