Explosive weapons with wide area effects and risk to civilians
Explosive weapons that have wide area effects are especially problematic when used in populated areas. This paper elaborates on the link between the technical characteristics of these weapons and the risks they pose to civilians.
In conflicts all over the world – in countries such as Syria, Ukraine and Yemen – the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is a major cause of harm to civilians. Explosive weapons are a broad category of weapons, all of which project blast and fragmentation around the point of detonation.
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Date of publication:
Feb 01, 2020
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