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The Convention on Cluster Munitions: Time to Act

13-10-2008 Film Ref. V-F-CR-F-00990

Cluster munitions have been a persistent problem for decades. These weapons have killed or injured tens of thousands of civilians in war-affected countries. In May 2008, more than 100 States adopted the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which prohibits the use, development, production, stockpiling and transfer of such munitions. It also requires States Parties to destroy their stockpiles, clear remnants, and assist victims. This DVD provides an overview of the cluster munitions problem, the main provisions of the Convention and the steps required to meet its commitments.


 00:00 - Introduction

 01:55 - Cluster munitions: How they work  

 06:00 - The suffering     

 08:33 - The laboratory and the reality of combat  

 11:20 - The Convention on Cluster Munitions: Promises and challenges  

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  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 2008
  • Production locations: Worldwide
  • Running time: 16 min
  • Languages available: English, French, Spanish, Arabic*
  • Type of product: DVD
  • Price: Free of charge
  • Reference: V-F-CR-F-00990

* To order the Arabic version of this publication, contact us by email