Policy Memo for President Elected in 2020

Today, the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines-U.S. Cluster Munition Coalition released a memo demanding a reversal of changes made in the past three years that have moved the United States further from support of international agreements banning antipersonnel mines and cluster munitions. That memo is copied in full below and available as a pdf here.…

Cluster Munition Monitor 2019

This is the tenth annual Cluster Munition Monitor report. It is the sister publication to the Landmine Monitor report, which has been issued annually since 1999.

Using the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions as its principal frame of reference, the report covers global trends in ban policy and practice, contamination and clearance, cluster munition casualties, and efforts to guarantee the…

Cluster Munition Monitor 2018

Ten years after its adoption by the international community, the treaty banning cluster munitions has an extremely impressive record of compliance due to the steadfast commitment by States Parties to the agreement’s binding provisions.

Cluster Munition Monitor Update

The US is continuing to implement a 2008 Pentagon policy directive on cluster munitions, while the Trump administration has yet to indicate its position on addressing concerns over these indiscriminate weapons. According to the campaign's annual monitoring report, the US last used cluster munitions in 2009 and has destroyed a significant portion of its stocks.