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Analysis of the Draft Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic welcome Ireland’s March 2020 draft of a political declaration to strengthen the protection of civilians from the harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. We appreciate the improvements made since the January paper that outlined draft elements of the declaration. We also commend the efforts to make progress during complicated times and amidst new realities of remote collaboration. In this new draft, we particularly welcome the: Increased attention to the harm associated with the use of explosive…

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