Explosive weapons in populated areas – Humanitarian consequences and legal issues

27 May 2016
Explosive weapons in populated areas – Humanitarian consequences and legal issues

Interview with the head of the ICRC's Arms Unit, Kathleen Lawand, on the humanitarian consequences and legal implications of using explosive weapons in populated areas. She emphasizes the need for military forces to adapt their choice of means and methods of warfare when conducting hostilities in such areas, in order to ensure compliance with international humanitarian law.

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