Introduction – explosive weaponsExplosive 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.
Explosive weapons in populated areas: looking ahead to 2020
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...
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
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