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.
3 weeks ago

Use of heavy explosive weapons in towns and cities in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must ...

October 6, 2020  
A woman looks out of her apartment window in the aftermath of recent shelling during a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Stepanakert

The use of heavy explosive weapons, including heavy artillery guns and multiple rocket launchers, in cities, towns and other populated areas in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is killing and injuring civilians, destroying vital infrastructure and homes, and has forced half the... Read more

Why won’t the UK protect civilians from unexploded bombs?

September 10, 2020  
Residents of Al Mishlab, east of Raqqa returning back home to check their houses and belongings. © Diala Ghassan/MSF

The UK is the only permanent member of the Security Council that doesn’t support an international law to protect civilians from explosive remnants of war By Richard Moyes It is nearly a full 17 years since the international community adopted... Read more

New publications on protecting civilians: protecting health, protecting education and...

August 31, 2020  
Children in Bardarash refugee camp, Northern Iraq, November 2019 © Emily Garthwaite/Article 36

Protecting civilians should be conceived of as a wide goal of conflict prevention and sustainable development, which gives attention to the health and wellbeing of people, the social structures that ensure justice and dignity, and the environment. Its objective should... Read more

Analysing the ‘protection of civilians’ ...

May 27, 2020

The draft political declaration on explosive weapons...

April 6, 2020

Rejecting calls to address only the “indiscriminat...

February 28, 2020

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