April 13, 2011

Banning Cluster Munitions: Challenges to Implementing a New Disarmament Treaty

Check it out: a video of our recent panel on cluster munitions!

Here’s what we previously posted about the event:

In August 2010, the Convention on Cluster Munitions became the most significant disarmament treaty to enter into force in a decade.  The question now is: will the Convention achieve its goal of eliminating cluster munitions and the harm they cause to civilians?  This panel examined the major challenges the Convention faces, including attracting new states parties, promoting strong implementation and interpretation, and dealing with opposition from the United States and other key military powers.  The panel included four experts who have been actively engaged in the process to ban cluster munitions: Bonnie Docherty of the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School; Mark Hiznay of Human Rights Watch; Zach Hudson of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines; and Earl Turcotte, former Canadian diplomat and treaty negotiator.

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