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Landmark Global Declaration on Explosive Weapons

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaking at the Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Conference in Dublin Castle, Ireland, November 18, 2022.  © 2022 Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images After three years of negotiations, 82 countries have adopted a political declaration that seeks to better protect civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. The international pledge is the first to formally address the long-standing practice of using aircraft bombs, artillery, rockets, and missiles in villages, towns, and cities – the leading…


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