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Cluster munitions

International humanitarian law - Weapons - Cluster munitions

Cluster munitions have had a severe impact on civilians, killing and injuring large numbers and causing long lasting socio-economic problems. In 2008, governments negotiated and adopted the Convention on Cluster Munitions. This important international humanitarian law treaty prohibits the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions and requires States to take specific action to ensure that these weapons claim no future victims.... Read more

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