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This 5-part video series explains how weapons work, the damage they cause, the law that exists, and what more needs to be done to limit harm to civilians. Learn more by visiting our Arms page.

1. Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

How do explosive weapons used in populated areas work? What harm do they cause? What needs to be done to limit their use?

2. Antipersonnel Landmines

Why are antipersonnel landmines so dangerous? What does the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty say? Why should every country prohibit antipersonnel landmines?

3. Cluster Munitions

How do cluster munitions work? What threats do they pose? What does the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions prohibit and require? What needs to happen now?

4. Incendiary Weapons

How do incendiary weapons work? What damage do they cause? Why does Protocol III to the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) need to be amended?

5. Killer Robots

What are autonomous weapons systems? What particular concerns do they raise? Why is international law with prohibitions and regulations urgently needed?

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