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Q&A on Incendiary Weapons and CCW Protocol III

Despite the regulations in Protocol III to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), incendiary weapons continue to cause needless and unacceptable suffering to civilians in conflicts around the world. These weapons produce conscience-shocking injuries to humans and are frequently indiscriminate. Human Rights Watch and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic call on states to revisit Protocol III. Despite the regulations in Protocol III to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), incendiary weapons continue to cause needless and unacceptable suffering to civilians in…

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