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General obligations and scope of application

    1. Each State Party undertakes never under any circumstances to:
      (a) Use cluster munitions;
      (b) Develop, produce, otherwise acquire, stockpile, retain or transfer to anyone, directly or indirectly, cluster munitions;
      (c) Assist, encourage or induce anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Convention.

    2. Paragraph 1 of this Article applies, mutatis mutandis, to explosive bomblets that are specifically designed to be dispersed or released from dispensers affixed to aircraft.

    3. This Convention does not apply to mines.

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