The Curse of Cluster Bombs

By Tom Fawthrop, FPIF, September 30, 2011

Mother pod full of unexploded cluster bombs
Mother pod full of unexploded cluster bombs

Laos, a small landlocked country in Southeast Asia known as “the most bombed country on earth,” fittingly hosted an international disarmament conference in November 2010.

This was a follow-up to an Oslo conference in 2008 when 94 nations signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), an international treaty to ban all cluster weapons following in the footsteps of the global campaign to ban landmines which came into force in 1999.

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