The use of heavy explosive weapons in Myanmar is having horrific humanitarian consequences for civilians and must cease
The use of explosive weapons cause deaths, injuries and suffering for the people of Myanmar. After 3 months of protests, Read More
Ireland hosts third round of consultations on the text of a political declaration on explosive weapons
From 3-5 March 2021, the government of Ireland hosted (virtually) the third round of consultations as part of an intergovernmental process to Read More
This written submission supplements INEW’s detailed commentary on the draft political declaration text. It has been drafted following the informal consultations from 3-5 March 2021 and articulates broad points responding to particular lines of argument heard from some delegations seeking a political declaration that simply reaffirms the law and that insufficiently acknowledges the widespread, severe – and ongoing – harm caused to civilians.
This week marks ten years since INEW was founded by a group of NGOs calling for immediate action to prevent human suffering from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
Press release: States to resume negotiations on Political Declaration on protecting civilians from shelling and bombing in towns and cities
Governments, international and civil society organisations will meet online on 3-5 March resuming negotiations of an international Political Declaration that will ultimately see states negotiate stronger rules that would protect civilians from use of explosive weapons in towns, cities and other populated areas.
It is evident by now from data collection, evidence-gathering and research, that the use of explosive weapons in populated areas Read More
The International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) today published its detailed comments on the latest draft of the political declaration.
Today is World Cities Day. In many cities across the world it is a celebration of culture and community. Yet Read More
Ms. Mahpekay Sidiqi delivers statement on behalf of the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) to UNGA’s First Committee
Statement by the International Network on Explosive Weapons to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee on International Security and Disarmament, New York. Delivered by Ms. Mahpekay Sidiqi, 13 October 2020.
INEW statement, 5 October 2020
Ireland convened an online webinar on 7 September on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Warfare: Explosive Weapons in Populated Read More
This year’s report demonstrates a continued and consistent pattern of harm: when explosive weapons were used in populated areas, on average nine in every ten of the deaths and injuries caused were civilians. In 2019, of those reported harmed by explosive weapons in populated areas, 90% were civilians.