He said: "The nature of explosive weapons
is that they obliterate, so it's hard, forensically, to establish after the event if someone was a civilian or armed combatant.
14) In June 2016, the ICRC published a fact sheet calling on signatories to the conventions and parties to armed conflicts to avoid using explosive weapons
that have a wide impact area in densely populated areas due to the significant likelihood of indiscriminate effects.
More than 1,500 children have been killed or injured since violence escalated in March according to the UN many of them due to explosive weapons
like missiles and large aircraft bombs, artillery shells, rockets, mortars and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
1 million people -- including two million children -- are living in areas highly affected by the use of explosive weapons
, creating an immediate and long-term threat to their lives," the NGO said.
A four-day seminar scheduled for June will teach emergency medical workers how to treat victims exposed to weapons of mass destruction or biological, chemical and explosive weapons
The ceremony today is an expression and evidence of the efforts to eliminate crimes, stealing and anarchy in the Cambodian society," Chea Sophara, president of the Explosive Weapons
Confiscation Commission, said.
ISLAMABAD -- Senator, PML-N Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qayyum Khan said that Indian forces are misusing the explosive weapons
against unarmed innocent Kashmiris, that is a point of concern for the international community.
The devastating impact of the use of explosive weapons
on civilians in populated areas will thus constitute one of our priorities, said Linhart.
Yet in far too many places around the world, new or re-emerging conflicts are creating yet another legacy of explosive hazards, such as landmines, cluster munitions and improvised explosive devices, he said, expressing concern particularly about the use of explosive weapons
in populated areas.
I am particularly concerned about the use of explosive weapons
in populated areas, he added.
info/5yearson/) "No Place for Children," Unicef verified nearly 1,500 grave violations against children in 2015, with nearly 60 percent of the violations caused due to the use of explosive weapons
in areas with civilian population.
We wanted to make a strong stand that the whole use of explosive weapons
in densely populated neighborhoods is problematic and that the policy needs to change," she emphasized in an exclusive phone interview from Geneva with the Israeli daily, Haaretz.