This research seeks to support efforts to reduce civilian harm from the effects of explosive weapons in urbanized environments. The paper is designed to stimulate thinking among military subject matter experts and selected representatives of international and non-governmental organizations ahead of a workshop in Geneva on 24 September 2019, the objective of which is to identify practical measures to support an Options Paper for consideration by armed forces. This research frames the issue of explosive weapons in the broader context of protection of civilians and civilian harm mitigation. The research focuses on multilateral operations.

Citation: Roger Lane and Himayu Shiotani (2019) "Opportunities to Strengthen Military Policies and Practices to Reduce Civilian Harm From Explosive Weapons", UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.


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