In Remembrance of Cluster Bomb Victims Worldwide

On August 14, 2012, in blog posts, by admin

In Remembrance of Cluster Bomb Victims Worldwide The CMC begins its one-month count down to the Third Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions today, by remembering the tens of thousands of people whose lives have been changed forever by the damage cluster bombs cause. This weekend marks the sixth anniversary of […]

Cluster Bombs: Nations Reject Weakening of Global Ban

On November 27, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Cluster Bombs: Nations Reject Weakening of Global Ban Proposed US Treaty Fails as Ban Supporters Stand Firm (Geneva, November 25, 2011) – An attempt by the United States and others to weaken the comprehensive ban on cluster munitions has failed, Human Rights Watch said today. The effort by the US and other users and stockpilers […]

Humanitarian concerns ignored as talks continue on cluster munitions

On November 21, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Humanitarian concerns ignored as talks continue on cluster munitions Revisions to draft new law are minimal and marginal (Geneva, 21 November 2011): As negotiations on a new law that would expressly allow some countries to continue to use cluster munitions enter the crucial final week, the voice of concerned governments , campaigners, and more than […]

Afghanistan ratifies cluster bomb ban despite U.S. pressure

On September 12, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Afghanistan ratifies cluster bomb ban despite U.S. pressure Country where cluster bombs have killed hundreds becomes State Party on eve of international conference by the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) (Beirut, Lebanon, 12 September 2011): Afghanistan, which has witnessed the devastation cluster munitions cause, has become the 62nd state party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions […]