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An Overdue Review: Addressing Incendiary Weapons in the Contemporary Context

Expand The aftermath of an airstrike using incendiary weapons on Khan Sheykhoun in Idlib Province, April 16 2017. © 2017 Syrian Civil Defense in Idlib Related Content Download the Report Introduction In November 2017, for the first time in 37 years, a UN disarmament body will have a dedicated opportunity to address the humanitarian problems caused by incendiary weapons, one of modern warfare’s cruelest class of arms. Nations discussed the topic in depth in the 1970s during the process that led to the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) and its first three protocols, including Protocol…

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