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New Effort to Curb Explosive Weapons

Expand Buildings destroyed by explosive weapons in the Ramouseh neighborhood of eastern Aleppo, Syria. © 2019 AP Photo/Hassan Ammar (Geneva) – Governments should make a commitment to protect civilians from the harmful impacts of explosive weapons used in towns and cities during conflicts, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today at a diplomatic conference in Geneva.    The 23-page report, “A Commitment to Civilians: Precedent for a Political Declaration on Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas,” co-published by Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, lays out the components…

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