A five-day conference in
(The conference circulated a sobering video press release on YouTube here.)
“Some governments are trying to weaken a treaty by calling for exemptions based on dubious technical fixes. The Cluster Munition Coalition, of which Mines Action Canada is a founding member, is calling for the strongest possible ban on cluster bombs.”
Canadians should take note:
According to HRW,
Also according to the report:
However, according to HRW Canada is still one of 34 cluster-munitions producing countries.
- The gruesome NATO (
, et al) clusterbombing of Serbian civilians in Niš during the 1999 Kosovo War. Canada
- The recently launched Arabic website of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
- Landmine Action details the cleanup effort of unexploded cluster munitions in
Western Sahara, used by both sides in the 1975-1988 war between and Saharawi separatists. Morocco
- A technical explanation of Cluster Bombs.