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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Struggling for meaning at the CCW

November 20, 2019  
Struggling for meaning at the CCW

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 by prohibiting... Read more

Seventy-one states call for action on impact of explosive weapons in joint statement ...

October 25, 2019  
Ireland delivering joint statement (Article 36)

On 24 October at the UN General Assembly’s First Committee in New York, seventy-one countries joined a statement led by Ireland encouraging all states to participate in international efforts to address the impacts of the use of explosive weapons in... Read more

Turkey’s operations in north-eastern Syria: The devastating impact of explosive wea...

October 18, 2019  
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The escalation of hostilities in north-eastern Syria once again illustrates the urgent need for the international community to take decisive political action that will set a stronger standard for civilian protection from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.... Read more

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
Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosu...
June 8, 2017
INEW statement: Civilians in Mosul must be protected...
April 20, 2017