Explosive weapons

Stop bombing towns and cities: International campaign conference on explosive weapons

September 14, 2017  
Stop bombing towns and cities: International campaign conference on explosive weapons

The International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) held an international campaign conference in Geneva, on Thursday 31 August for organisations concerned about the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and humanitarian harm resulting from this practice. The conference was open to members... Read more

UN General Assembly First Committee briefing for states on explosive weapons

September 7, 2017  
UN General Assembly First Committee briefing for states on explosive weapons

From 2 October to 2 November states will be attending the UN General Assembly’s First Committee debates on disarmament and international security. For Reaching Critical Will’s First Committee Briefing Book, INEW prepared a briefing for states on the issue of explosive weapons... Read more

At meeting in Geneva, states should support taking action on harm from explosive weap...

August 21, 2017  
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On 30 August 2017, Germany and the ICRC will be hosting a meeting on “The use of explosive weapons in populated areas: humanitarian, technical, legal and military considerations” at the UN in Geneva. In advance, the International Network on Explosive... Read more

Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians

June 8, 2017  
Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians

Warring Parties Should Minimize Harm to Civilians (Beirut, June 8, 2017) – The expected battle involving Iraqi and US-led coalition forces against the Islamic State (ISIS) in west Mosul’s Old City poses a considerable threat to civilians and civilian objects,... Read more

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 ...

June 8, 2016

Bombing in towns and cities: a major driver of displ...

May 16, 2016
Commitments for the World Humanitarian Summit
May 16, 2016
UK-manufactured arms and harm from explosive weapons...
March 25, 2016
Explosive weapons in populated areas: an urgent huma...
February 9, 2016
More states express support for new standards on exp...
January 27, 2016
Explosive weapons discussed at the International Con...
December 15, 2015
Ban Ki-Moon, ICRC call for curb on explosive weapons...
November 11, 2015
UK turns back on UN protection of civilians
November 5, 2015
Side event: Protecting civilians from the use of exp...
October 27, 2015
The British Medical Journal on Syria, casualty recor...
September 30, 2015
States support development of a political commitment...
September 28, 2015
Press release: Governments meet in Vienna to tackle ...
September 20, 2015
Explosive weapons discussed at events in New Zealand...
September 16, 2015
Press release: UN says bombing of towns and cities m...
July 3, 2015
Round up: Meetings in Geneva highlight explosive wea...
June 29, 2015
States acknowledge impact of explosive weapons at UN...
June 26, 2015