CCW Treaty

U.S. Statement on MOTAPM at the CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties

The United States believes that hearing High Contracting Parties’ experiences regarding issues related to the convention is vital to our work.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the Meeting of the Parties of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

U.S. Statement as delivered by Josh Dorosin Meeting of State Parties – Opening Statement Meeting of the Parties of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Geneva, November 22, 2017 Thank you Mr. Chairman, Let me first extend our congratulations on your election as Chairperson of this Meeting of High Contracting Parties, and our appreciation for […]

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Discussion on IEDs at the Meeting of the Parties of Amended Protocol II (CCW)

The U.S. recognizes the serious threat that improvised explosives devices (IEDs) present around the world and the need for coordinated action to combat that threat.

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U.S. Intervention at the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to CCW Protocol V on Explosive Remants of War

Mr. President, the United States has been a strong and steadfast supporter of international efforts to eradicate explosive remnants of war.

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CCW GGE Meeting on LAWS: U.S. Statement on the Way Forward

We support continued discussion of LAWS within the CCW and would support a continuation of the current GGE mandate next year.

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U.S. Statement at CCW GGE Meeting: Intervention on Appropriate Levels of Human Judgment over the Use of Force

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) Intervention on Appropriate Levels of Human Judgment over the Use of Force delivered by John Cherry Geneva, November 15, 2016 Mr. Chair: We thank you for the “food for thought” paper that you circulated prior to this GGE […]

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U.S. Opening Statement at CCW Meeting of Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)

The United States places great importance on the weapon review process in the development and acquisition of new weapon systems.

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Arms Control and International Security: Thematic Discussion on Conventional Weapons

The United States is a High Contracting Party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) and all of its Protocols. We view the CCW as an important instrument that has brought together States with diverse national security concerns.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW)

The United States places great value in the Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) as an international humanitarian law (IHL) treaty framework that brings together States with diverse security interests to discuss issues related to weapons that may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects.

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Ambassador Wood: Remarks at UNGA Thematic Discussion on Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

The United States shares the concerns that have been expressed by other UN Member States regarding the threat of chemical and biological terrorism.

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