September 10, 2015

Western Double Standards on Deadly Cluster Bombs

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 9 2015 (IPS) - The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) banned the use of these deadly weapons for two primary reasons: they release small bomblets over a wide area, posing extended risks beyond war zones, and they leave behind unexploded ordnance which have killed civilians, including women and children, long after conflicts have ended.

As of last month, 117 have joined the Convention, with 95 States Parties (who have signed and ratified the treaty) and 22 signatories (who have signed but not ratified). Read more.

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Groot-BrittanniĆ« wil geen verbod clusterbommen tegen Jemen - De Wereld Morgen

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