The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions provides the only international framework for eradicating these weapons.Its disarmament provisions comprehensively prohibit the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions, as well as assistance with any of these banned activities, and require that stockpiled cluster munitions be destroyed within eight years. The convention requires the clearance of areas contaminated by cluster munition remnants within ten years, and assistance to fulfill the rights of victims of cluster munitions. The convention also calls on countries in a position to provide assistance to help others fulfil their obligations.
The central provision of the Convention on Cluster Munitions is the ban on the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munition…
The Convention on Cluster Munitions includes an obligation never to use, produce, transfer or stockpile cluster munitions. It also includes …
Each year governments, the CMC, and international organizations gather for the Meeting of States Parties and the Intersessional Meeting.