November 8, 2010

Meeting the Challenge: Protecting Civilians Through the Convention on Cluster Munitions

This book draws on Docherty’s many field investigations to document the burdens cluster munitions impose on civilians, and on her firsthand experience as senior researcher in the arms division of HRW, and an active participant in developing the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. It represents the culmination of a decade of research by Human Rights Watch. Meeting the Challenge details the humanitarian toll of cluster munitions, analyzes the international process that resulted in the treaty successfully banning them, and presents the steps that nations that have signed the convention should take to fulfill its promise.

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