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Below, materials from INEW members and others document and analyse the impact of explosive weapons and give technical, policy and legal analysis of the problem – and its solutions.

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INEW comments on the draft political declaration text – January 2021

February 15, 2021

The draft declaration text (29 January 2021) provides a good basis for further discussion, and holds the potential to be an effective tool for strengthening the
protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA). This document contains INEW’s comments on the text and proposed changes to strengthen its provisions and humanitarian protection measures.

INEW bulletin #34: Ireland releases new draft text of the EWIPA political declaration, schedules consultations for March

February 8, 2021

INEW’s latest bulletin with key developments, past and upcoming events, research, policy and advocacy news on explosive weapons issues.
Image: Kunduz Trauma Centre overwhelmed with wounded, October 2015 ©MSF

INEW bulletin #33: Political advances in 2021, Nagorno-Karabakh, and children’s access to healthcare

January 8, 2021

INEW’s latest bulletin with key developments, past and upcoming events, research, policy and advocacy news on explosive weapons issues.
Image: ©HRW

INEW bulletin #32: Explosive violence in Ethiopia, OCHA’s 2021 Global Humanitarian Overview, and the impact of explosive weapons on children

December 3, 2020

INEW’s latest bulletin with key developments, past and upcoming events, research, policy and advocacy news on explosive weapons issues.
Image: A boy walks through bombed-out buildings in downtown Aden, Crater district. Yemen, 30 November 2018. ©UNOCHA/Giles Clarke

Save the Children: “Killed and maimed: A generation of violations against children in conflict”

November 23, 2020

Millions of children are living in conflict, hundreds of thousands of whom have experienced grave violations of their rights. The latest in the Stop the War on Children report series, “Killed and Maimed: a generation of violations against children”, explores both the scale of the problem and the core areas where action is essential.

Countering five misconceptions about a political declaration on EWIPA

November 19, 2020

Some stakeholders still have misconceptions about the rationale for, and intent of, the political declaration. Here, Project Ploughshares lays out responses to five of them.

INEW bulletin #31: UNGA First Committee, recent publications, and INEW’s new video

November 6, 2020

INEW’s latest bulletin with key developments, past and upcoming events, research, policy and advocacy news on explosive weapons issues.

PAX and Airwars – “Seeing through the Rubble” report

October 26, 2020

This report demonstrates the dire and long-lasting impact on civilians of the recent international coalition’s campaign in Mosul, Raqqa and Hawijah and calls for stronger international commitment against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Human Rights Watch – “‘Targeting Life in Idlib’: Syrian and Russian Strikes on Civilian Infrastructure”

October 15, 2020

This report documents 46 ground and air attacks by Syrian and Russian forces on civilian infrastructure in Idlib from April 2019-March 2020, most of which appeared to involve explosive weapons with wide-area effects in populated areas.

INEW statement to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee

October 13, 2020

Statement by INEW to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee, delivered by Ms. Mahpekay Sidiqi, 13 October 2020

INEW bulletin #30 – Explosive Weapons & Coronavirus, Conflict Over Nagorno-Karabakh, and the UN General Assembly

October 7, 2020

INEW’s latest bulletin with key developments, past and upcoming events, research, policy and advocacy news on explosive weapons issues.

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