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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00990-B
Date : 2008
Title : Cluster munitions
Duration : 00:09:58
Director : BAUMGARTNER, Pascal
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
HERBY, Peter (chef d'unité)
KELLENBERGER, Jakob (president, ICRC)
CAIRO, Alberto (chef de projet réhabilitation orthopedique)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
POWELL, Janet; REVOL, Didier
Description : Cluster munitions can contain up to 650 explosive submunitions. These are scattered over a wide area and many of them fail to explode as intended. As a result, they have caused death, injury and suffering among civilians in nearly every conflict in which they have been used. With billions of inaccurate and unreliable cluster submunitions in stockpiles around the world, the cluster munition problem has the potential to become far worse than it is today. To prevent this, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling on States to urgently conclude a new treaty that will prohibit inaccurate and unreliable cluster munitions, require the elimination of current stocks, and provide for the clearance of unexploded cluster munitions and assistance to victims.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Cluster munitions
Colour/B&W : colour
Original material/format : DVCam
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