Global outcry against draft protocol on cluster bombs
An AVAAZ petition launched on Thursday afternoon London time has been signed by tens of thousands of people around the world, calling on world leaders to ensure: “cluster munitions are comprehensively outlawed and innocent children protected.” The text of the... Read more
How far away is ‘a long way away’?
How far away is ‘a long way away’? Thomas Nash, Director, Article 36 This week has seen substantial activity on cluster munitions in the UK and acute scrutiny of the government’s approach to the negotiations on a lower standard of... Read more
Pressure mounts on UK ahead of cluster bomb talks
Pressure is mounting on the UK government ahead of crucial talks on cluster munitions that kick off at the United Nations in Geneva on Monday 14 November and run until Friday 25 November. After a meeting between peers and cross-party... Read more
Cluster bomb promotion at DSEi reveals serious shortcomings
For second time running, Pakistan cluster munition appears in promotional material (Beirut, Friday 16 September) For the second time running, cluster bombs have been promoted at the Defence & Security Equipment international (DSEi) arms fair, campaigners have learnt. A British... Read more