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Cluster Bombs: Nations Reject Weakening of Global Ban

An attempt by the United States and others to weaken the comprehensive ban on cluster munitions has failed. The effort by the US and other users and stockpilers of cluster munitions to create a new protocol to the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) was rejected on November 25, 2011, in Geneva after more than 50 states said there was no consensus for adopting it.   (Geneva) – An attempt by the United States and others to weaken the comprehensive ban on cluster munitions has failed, Human Rights Watch said today.read more

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