Monday, October 03, 2011
The Curse of Cluster Bombs
By Tom Fawthrop, FPIF, September 30, 2011
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.
Mother pod full of unexploded cluster bombs
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.