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Protecting Civilians From The Use Of Explosive Weapons In Populated Areas

Kind of Resource: 
Initiative
Countries: 
Global

The International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) calls for immediate action to prevent human suffering from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA).

INEW calls on states to:

X Acknowledge that the use of explosive weapons in populated areas frequently causes severe harm to individuals and communities and fur- thers suffering by damaging vital infrastructure.

X Endorse the UN Secretary-General’s and ICRC’s recommendation that states should avoid the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects in populated areas.

X Indicate support for the development of an international political instrument on explosive weapons to reduce harm from the use of explosive weapons by stopping the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects in populated areas, and by providing a framework for assistance to victims including affected communities.