October 21, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday reported on evidence of the use of cluster bombs by the Ukrainian government on the city of Donetsk, a heavily populated civilian area in eastern Ukraine. The bombs have allegedly killed six individuals and injured several dozen more. Cluster munitions cover a ...[read more]
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]
September 4, 2013
by G. Redd
The Syrian government is currently using cluster munitions in its ongoing conflict, according to a report Wednesday by the Landmine and Cluster Munition Moniter (LCMM), an organization co-founded by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Cluster munitions are similar to landmines and have been voluntarily ...[read more]
March 16, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Syrian regime is expanding its use of widely banned cluster bombs, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Saturday. According to the report, the Syrian military has used cluster munitions in 119 locations across Syria, dropping at least 156 bombs over the last six months and ...[read more]
October 14, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Syrian military is using cluster munitions against opposition forces, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Sunday. A Youtube video, posted by Syrian opposition forces, showed remnants of cluster munitions allegedly near several towns. Markings on the remnants suggest they were dropped from ...[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]
April 22, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday said the use of violent force by the government of Libya in densely populated cities could amount to international war crimes. The use of cluster bombs and heavy artillery by armed forces under leader Muammar Gaddafi in the city of ...[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]
August 1, 2010
by Erin Bock
The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) officially went into effect on Sunday as binding international law. The CCM bans the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster bombs, weapons that break apart, releasing large numbers of smaller, self-contained explosives which spread out ...[read more]
May 30, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On May 30, 2008, nations agreed to ban the use of cluster bombs by signing the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The United States, Russia, and China each declined to sign the treaty. Learn more about the Convention on Cluster Munitions from the treaty's official website... ...[read more]

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