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

October 18, 2019  Comments are off
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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 international agreements on civilian protecti...

October 18, 2019  Comments are off
Girls attend a class at their school damaged by a recent Saudi-led air strike, in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

In this new paper, Article 36 looks at the content and implementation of commitments to ‘victim assistance’ in recent weapons treaties as well as the Safe Schools Declaration, arguing that similar commitments are both necessary and valuable to include in... Read more

Vienna Conference marks turning point as states support negotiation of an internation...

October 2, 2019  Comments are off
Photo: Syria, a mutilated future: A focus on the persons injured by explosive weapons, Humanity and Inclusion, May 2016. Rajab9, 63, suffered severe injuries in both legs when his house was bombed in Syria, in 2013. © C. Fohlen/ Handicap International.

Vienna Conference marks a turning point as states support negotiation of an international political declaration on explosive weapons 133 countries gathered in Vienna for a Conference on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Warfare on 1-2 October 2019 where states... Read more

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
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June 19, 2018
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April 24, 2018
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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
Areas of harm: Understanding explosive weapons with ...
October 3, 2016
Banned cluster munitions, UN blacklisting and £1bn ...
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