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A Commitment to Civilians

Expand Buildings destroyed by explosive weapons in the Ramouseh neighborhood of eastern Aleppo, Syria. © 2019 AP Photo/Hassan Ammar Summary and Recommendations States are currently engaged in a political process to address the consequences of using explosive weapons in populated areas. That process was launched in October 2019 when more than 130 states gathered in Austria for the Vienna Conference on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Warfare.1 Over the coming months, states will convene in Geneva to negotiate the text of a political declaration to reduce the civilian harm caused by the…

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