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 […]

Global public outcry at plans to allow use of cluster bombs

On November 14, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Global public outcry at plans to allow use of cluster bombs States urged to keep their word to ban the weapon   Geneva, 14 November 2011: Governments should support the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions and not create a new contrary international law permitting use of these weapons said the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) today, […]