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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.

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