Recent Trends in Cluster Munitions Regulation: 2003-2007
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-15
In February 2007, 46 nations called for a treaty banning inhumane cluster munitions by the end of 2008. After decades of painstakingly slow progress in regulating the use of cluster munitions, a significant portion of the international community appears ready to take more dramatic steps to ameliorate the negative consequences of producing, stockpiling, using, and transferring these weapons. This article provides a brief survey of some developments over the past four years.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: International law, cluster munitions, law of war, treaties
Date posted: April 13, 2007