cluster bomb

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bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area

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By reinforcing the full ban on cluster munitions, a revised Bill C-6 will advance civilian security and save human lives and limbs across the globe.
The Cluster Munition Coalition, representing humanitarian organisations in 90 countries, is also pleased that the Danish stockpiles have been destroyed.
Cluster munitions can be fired by artillery, rocket launchers or aircraft.
The agreement bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions and calls for the destruction of stockpiles within eight years, clearance of cluster munition-contaminated land within 10 years, and assistance to cluster munition survivors and affected communities.
military regards as legitimate weapons of war are being lumped with indiscriminate cluster munitions, he said.
Irish law prohibits investing of public money in any producer of cluster munitions or anti-personnel mines.
Human Rights Watch has published a statement on its website claiming Libyan government forces have fired cluster munitions into residential areas in the western city of Misrata, "posing a grave risk to civilians".
In February 2008 - prior to the adoption of the convention - Bulgaria announced a unilateral moratorium on the use of cluster munitions.
The recent Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM, Convention) (1) is
The four-day First Meeting of State Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions laid the foundation for future engagement on the convention by bringing together for the first time ratifying countries, U.
The first comprehensive report into cluster bombs around the world has been released by Cluster Munition Monitor, a civil society-based programme providing research on cluster munitions.
This new instrument of international humanitarian law clearly prohibits and stigmatises the use of cluster munitions," Jakob Kellenberger, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said.
Amman ,August 2 (Petra)- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Monday hailed a landmark Convention on Cluster Munitions which came into force of the on 1 August 2010.
2 -- A landmark international treaty to ban cluster munitions took effect on Sunday, requiring signatories to stop the use, production and transfer of the deadly weapons.
Al Riwaq Art Space will be hosting an event to celebrate the entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in collaboration with The Cluster Munitions Coalition (CMC), as a way to express its full support and solidarity to such a cause, from 8pm to 9pm at Osama Bin Zaid Avenue, Adliya.
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