They advise us that it would stigmatize cluster munitions
, which are legitimate weapons with clear military utility.
are prohibited by a 2008 treaty adopted by 116 countries, but not by Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners or the United States.
Sudan should immediately stop using these horrendous weapons, destroy its stockpiles and respect the prohibition on cluster munitions
by joining the convention on cluster munitions
," he said.
1) Bill C-6: An Act to Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions
is now awaiting third reading in the House of Commons.
It is appalling that Syrian government forces are still using banned cluster munitions
on their people," said Steve Goose, arms division director at Human Rights Watch, in a statement late on Tuesday.
They're cluster munitions
that have been used, they haven't just been pulled out of a warehouse and torn apart with a screwdriver", Goose said.
Former co-ordinator to Amnesty International Bahrain Nasser Burdestani is calling for Bahrainis to create a social movement against the explosive devices and to support the Convention on Cluster Munitions
Antiwar and arms-control groups over the past decade have homed in on landmines and cluster munitions
, and are now also targeting armed drones as another category' of weapons that should be banned because they harm and kill civilians.
Summary: A US based rights group has accused pro-Gaddafi forces of using cluster munitions
in the Libyan rebel-held city of Misrata.
Bulgaria should continue to play a leading role in the region by encouraging other countries that have not yet joined the Convention to do so without delay," said Cluster Munition
Coalition director Laura Cheeseman.
reduce the incidence of postwar cluster munition
casualties in the
Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized the United States in May for selling cluster munitions
to Saudi Arabia, saying the kingdom had used various types of US-made cluster munitions
in its war against Yemen despite evidence of mounting civilian casualties.
While many people call for a ban on cluster munitions
, we should be pressuring armies to properly use of these weapons of war.
The High Commissioner's office seems to have taken note of the reports now circulating about Sri Lanka's use of cluster munitions
during the war.
Amnesty International said it found, on its most recent mission, evidence of US, UK and Brazilian cluster munitions
used by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces.