February 16, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the governments of South Sudan and Uganda on Saturday to investigate new evidence that cluster bombs were used in the South Sudan conflict. HRW cited new evidence of cluster bombs, including intact unexploded submunitions or "bomblets," discovered by UN experts in ...[read more]
December 6, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 6, 2007, the Austrian Parliament passed legislation that established a complete ban on cluster munitions. Austria was the second country to institute such a ban after Belgium, which banned cluster munitions in February 2006. In May 2008, more than 100 countries adopted a draft treaty ...[read more]
August 1, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 1, 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) officially went into effect as binding international law. The CCM bans the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster bombs or similar weapons that break apart into large numbers of smaller, self-contained explosives. The CCM ...[read more]
May 28, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On May 28, 2008, diplomats reached an agreement on a draft treaty banning the use, manufacture, and stockpiling of cluster munitions following ten days of negotiation at the Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions. The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) forbids signatories from acting ...[read more]
February 15, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 15, 2007, US Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced legislation that would have banned federal funds for the use, sale or transfer of cluster munitions. The Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act of 2007 would have allowed an exception for bombs to be ...[read more]
February 25, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Thomas Nash: Future generations will remember 2010 as the year cluster bombs became illegal around the world. Following its swift ratification by 30 states, the Convention on Cluster Munitions- the most significant disarmament and humanitarian treaty in more than a decade- enters into forc... ...[read more]
December 3, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) banning the use of most such weapons was opened for signature Wednesday at a conference in Oslo, Norway. More than 100 countries adopted the convention in May at a meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Several major users of cluster munitions, including the US, ...[read more]
June 30, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnists Steven Solomon of the World Health Organization and David Kaye of the UCLA School of Law say that while the recently concluded Dublin Cluster Bomb Treaty represents a major advance in the law of war, it is not a clear victory or clear defeat for anyone, including the United ...[read more]
May 28, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
Diplomats reached an agreement Wednesday on a draft treaty banning the use, manufacture, and stockpiling of cluster munitions following ten days of negotiation at the Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions. The treaty forbids signatories from acting in a way that would assist, ...[read more]
May 28, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Draft treaty to ban the use, manufacture, and stockpiling of cluster munitions as agreed at the Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions, May 28, 2008. Read the full text of the draft treaty. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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