ALERT- HI comments on the Draft Political Declaration on the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas | May 6, 2020

HI has published key comments and recommendations on the draft political declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from Humanitarian Harm arising from the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas, shared by the Government of Ireland on 17 March 2020. Amidst the current global crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HI highly appreciates the […]

HI has published key comments and recommendations on the draft political declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from Humanitarian Harm arising from the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas, shared by the Government of Ireland on 17 March 2020.

Amidst the current global crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HI highly appreciates the efforts and commitment of the Government of Ireland in providing a draft of the political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

HI believe that the draft text circulated on 17th March sets up strong bases for further negotiations and strengthening of certain recommendations to achieve a strong and meaningful tool to end human suffering caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.  Reaffirming the urgent need to set better standards in protecting civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, as demonstrated by evidence on the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons collected from our operations, HI is proposing a series of recommendations to be considered by the Government of Ireland to strengthen the declaration, in order to effetively protect civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Read the comments and recommendations of HI

 


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