Banning Cluster Munitions: Government Policy and Practice

Published in May 2009, this report covers the period from the beginning of the Oslo Process in November 2006 to March 2009 where possible. Click to view the full report.

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Published: May 2009

Banning Cluster Munitions: Government Policy and Practice documents the creation of the new international treaty banning cluster munitions.  It looks at governments’ engagement in the Oslo Process, a diplomatic initiative started by Norway in November 2006 to create a legally-binding instrument outlawing cluster munitions and establishing a framework for clearing contaminated areas and meeting the needs of cluster munition victims. The report also considers government practice with respect to the use, production, stockpiling, and transfer of cluster munitions.

This report was written by Human Rights Watch and Landmine Action, and produced by Landmine Monitor. Human Rights Watch and Landmine Action co-chair the CMC and played central roles in the negotiation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Banning Cluster Munitions provides an overview of government policy and practice on banning cluster munitions prior to and throughout the Oslo Process.

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