May 3, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Sunday that it has received credible evidence indicating that the Saudi-led coalition used illegal cluster munitions supplied by the US in airstrikes against Houthi forces in Yemen. According to a report by HRW, satellite imagery indicates that the munitions landed " ...[read more]
March 19, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday that the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebel forces consistently used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine earlier this year, killing at least 13 civilians, including two children. HRW said that using cluster munitions in such densely populated areas ...[read more]
March 17, 2015
by Sarah Boehme
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday reported evidence that cluster bombs were dropped on at least two towns in Libya. HRW said they have not yet determined who dropped the bombs. The Libyan Air Force recently bombed the two towns, but it has denied using banned cluster bombs. Cluster munitions are ...[read more]
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]

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