Explosive Weapons Devastating for Civilians
International Action Needed to Curtail Deaths, Long-Term Harm in Populated Areas
Thursday 06 February 2020
(Geneva, February 6, 2020) – Governments should make a commitment to avoid using explosive weapons
with wide-area effects in cities and towns, Human Rights Watch said today.
A diplomatic meeting on February 10, 2020 in Geneva should endorse a political declaration that would better protect civilians in populated areas from these weapons. Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic submitted an analysis
of the draft elements
of the declaration to the meeting.