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Explosive Remnants of War - A protocol to end the lethal legacy of modern conflict

07-10-2005 Film Ref. V-F-CR-F-00873

The guns may stop firing and the soldiers return to base, but for many civilians the legacy of war will haunt them long after the conflict has ended. Millions of unexploded munitions in all shapes and sizes are left behind and all too often these Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) claim the lives or the limbs of innocent civilians.This film highlights the recent developments which have been made by the international community to reduce this suffering. It provides a detailed explanation of both the ERW issue and the new Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War adopted by States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 2005
  • Production locations: Switzerland
  • Running time: 11 min
  • Languages available: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic
  • Type of product: DVD
  • Price: CHF 5.-
  • Reference: V-F-CR-F-00873