CCW Treaty

U.S. Statement at the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

The United States places great value in the CCW as an IHL framework that brings together States with diverse security interests to discuss issues related to weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or that have indiscriminate effects.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons

The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment to address the humanitarian consequences that can be caused by landmines and other conventional weapons.

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U.S. Delegation Opening Statement at CCW Informal Experts Meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

We are confident that over the next four days we will all come to a better understanding of the varied and complex issues related to lethal autonomous weapons systems.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the Meeting of Parties to the CCW

The United States believes there is value in discussing lethal fully autonomous weapons systems in the CCW.

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U.S. Opening Statement at 15th Conference of Parties to CCW Amended Protocol II

This year the U.S. celebrates a milestone: 20 years of the dedicated multi-agency effort to mitigate the harmful effects of conventional weapons.

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Opening Statement at the 14th Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the CCW

The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment to address the potential humanitarian consequences caused by landmine use

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Opening Statement at the Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the CCW

The United States places great value in CCW as a framework that brings together States with diverse national security interests; we all share the collective goal of balancing military necessity with real concern for the humanitarian consequences of certain conventional weapons.

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CCW Expert Group Seeks Ways to Reduce Humanitarian Impact of Anti-Vehicle Mines

U.S. ready to restart work within CCW on a new MOTAPM protocol, if it appears that consensus is possible.

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U.S. Deeply Disappointed by CCW’s Failure to Conclude Procotol on Cluster Munitions

The protocol would have led to the immediate prohibition of many millions of cluster munitions; placed the remaining cluster munitions under a detailed set of restrictions and regulations; and subjected member states to a detailed list of additional obligations on issues such as clearance, transparency and destruction, all of which would have led to a substantial humanitarian impact on the ground.

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CCW Protocol on Cluster Munitions Would Have Immediate and Tangible Humanitarian Effect

CCW Protocol would not dimnish or detract from the Oslo Convention, and would be a significant step toward a goal everyone shares, which is to address comprehensively the humanitarian impact of cluster munitions.

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