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(Geneva, November 9, 2020) – The horrific burns and life-long suffering caused by incendiary weapons demand that governments urgently revise existing treaty standards, Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic said in a…
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Delivered by Bonnie Docherty, Senior Researcher

Thank you, Chairperson.  As states have debated whether to hold formal discussions on incendiary weapons, victims have lived with the weapons’ cruel and long-term effects. The immediate impacts of incendiary weapons, which burn people and set fires, are…
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Delivered by Bonnie Docherty, Senior Researcher

Thank you for the floor.
 
 Human Rights Watch is one of the founders of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and the global coordinator of the Campaign. Over the past six years, we have urged High Contracting Parties to identify options for…
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Memorandum to Delegates of the Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Conventional Weapons

Click to expand Image Use of an incendiary weapon in Bdama, Idlib…
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Delivered by Bonnie Docherty, Senior Researcher

Thank you, Mr. Chairperson.
 
 The exceptional cruelty and ongoing use of incendiary weapons demand a global response.
 
 Over the past year, Human Rights Watch has documented thirty new attacks with incendiary weapons across six…
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Memorandum to Delegates of the 2018 Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Conventional Weapons


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 Incendiary weapons are among…
Des habitants tentent d'éteindre des incendies provoqués par une attaque à l'arme incendiaire dans l'ouest d'Idlib, Syrie, 30 juillet 2018.
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Delivered by Bonnie Docherty, Senior Researcher

Thank you, Mr. Chairperson.
 
 Nearly four decades ago, when a UN disarmament meeting last had an agenda item dedicated to incendiary weapons, the effects of air-dropped napalm and the politics of the era shaped the discussions. The result was…