Stop the US from Undermining the Cluster Munitions Ban

The US is trying to undermine the cluster munitions ban by negotiating weaker provisions in the Convention on Conventional Weapons. This would represent a serious set back for the norm against cluster munitions and other indiscriminate weapons and represents a betrayal of the values President Obama has professed in protecting the vulnerable in conflict zones.

Please sign the global petition organized by Avaaz calling on governments “to do all in your power to stop cluster bombs being used.” Over 75,000 people have signed so far — please add your name to the list.

To learn more about how cluster munitions have “killed and injured thousands of civilians during the last 40 years and continue to do so today”, visit the Cluster Munition Campaign.

For more details on the campaign against cluster munitions and what it means for international politics, read this article I co-wrote with Thomas Nash in Global Policy.

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~ by Matthew Bolton on 10 November 2011.

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