Who signed the Convention on Cluster munitions?

By the end of the ceremony, 94 states had signed the treaty, including four (Ireland, the Holy See, Sierra Leone and Norway) which had also submitted their instruments of ratification. Signatories included 21 of the 27 member-states of the European Union and 18 of the 26 countries in NATO.

Did the US ban cluster bombs?

The US did not participate, even as an observer, in the 2007-2008 Oslo Process that resulted in the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which comprehensively bans cluster munitions, requires clearance of cluster munitions remnants within 10 years, and directs assistance to victims.

Are cluster bombs banned from war?

For more than a decade, a convention backed by more than 100 countries has banned the use of cluster munitions – however, neither Russia nor Ukraine are among the agreement’s signatories. Here’s what you need to know about the weapons, and what Russia has been accused of doing during its war with Ukraine.

When did the Convention on Cluster Munitions enter into force?

Adopted on 30 May 2008 in Dublin, Ireland and signed on 3-4 December 2008 in Oslo, Norway, the Convention on Cluster Munitions entered into force on 1 August 2010. To date 123 states have committed to the goals of the Convention, of which 110 have become States Parties and 13 are Signatories.

What is the purpose of the Convention on cluster bombs?

The Convention on Cluster Munitions is a humanitarian imperative-driven legal instrument which prohibits all use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions. In addition, it establishes a framework for cooperation and assistance to ensure adequate assistance to survivors and their communities, clearance of contaminated areas,

Who is a clustered munition victim?

Cluster munition victims include all persons directly impacted by cluster munitions as well as their affected families and communities.

Are cluster munitions a humanitarian issue?

The U.S. has acknowledged humanitarian concerns about the use of cluster munitions, but insisted that the proper venue for a discussion of cluster munitions was the forum attached to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, which includes all major military powers.