Category - cluster bombs

  • May 29, 2008

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have welcomed the commitment by the UK Government to withdraw the remaining two cluster munitions from its arsenal.

  • May 28, 2008

    The government is preparing to scrap Britain's entire arsenal of cluster bombs that have killed and maimed hundreds of innocent civilians, reports the Guardian newspaper. Officials are paving the way for the radical step at talks in Dublin.

  • May 23, 2008

    Hopes for a global agreement to outlaw cluster bombs have been given a boost after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for a total ban on the use of the weapons by the British military.

  • May 20, 2008

    Representatives of more than 100 governments gathered in Dublin, Ireland yesterday to begin writing the final text of a global treaty banning cluster bombs that cause unacceptable harm to civilians.

  • May 19, 2008

    Children and adults from Washington, DC held the 1st Annual 'Cluster Bomb Olympics' organised by religious groups and others this weekend outside the White House, before today's negotiation of a global cluster bomb ban treaty in Dublin.

  • November 2, 2007

    Campaigners in the US will call on Monday for a congressional ban on cluster bombs. The civilian victims of cluster bombs will be highlighted as part of a Global Day of Action that includes activities in 20 countries.

  • September 18, 2007

    On the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Mine Ban Treaty the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Baptist Union of Great Britain have called on the UK Government to end their use of cluster bombs by UK forces.

  • April 10, 2007

    A major North American peace church agency, Mennonite Central Committee, is adding its weight to a Spring mobilisation against the cruelty of cluster bombs - via a bill in the US Senate.

  • November 13, 2006

    The Methodist church in the UK has strengthened its call for a ban on the use of cluster munitions, urging the UK Government to take action.

  • October 13, 2006

    At least a million unexploded rocket and artillery cluster bombs are posing huge risks to people returning to their homes in southern Lebanon after the recent war, reports relief and development agency Christian Aid and its regional partners.