05 March 2013
LIECHTENSTEIN RATIFIES CLUSTER BOMB BAN
The Principality of Liechtenstein has become the 79th State Party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and the second country to ratify within the past month (Nauru ratified on 4 February).Liechtenstein will formally become a State Party on 1 September 2013 after the waiting period mandated by the Convention.
"Liechtenstein is a welcome addition to the growing number of countries outlawing this horrific weapon.Each new ratification of the Convention strengthens the global norm against cluster munitions, protecting civilians worldwide from future harm." said Sarah Blakemore, Campaign Director for the Cluster Munition Coalition.Liechtenstein participated in the Oslo Process that created the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and is also a party to the Mine Ban Treaty. Liechtenstein has never used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.