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The Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects as amended on 21 December 2001 (CCW) is usually referred to as the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. It is also known as the Inhumane Weapons Convention. 

The purpose of the Convention is to ban or restrict the use of specific types of weapons that are considered to cause unnecessary or unjustifiable suffering to combatants or to affect civilians indiscriminately. The structure of the CCW – a chapeau Convention and annexed Protocols – was adopted in this manner to ensure future flexibility. The Convention itself contains only general provisions. All prohibitions or restrictions on the use of specific weapons or weapon systems are the object of the Protocols annexed to the Convention.

2016

Fifth Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

10th Conference of High Contracting Parties to Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

18th Conference of High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II on mines, booby-traps and other devices to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in Geneva, 30 August 2016

2016 Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the Fifth Review Conference to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

Protocol V Meeting of Experts on Explosive Remnants of War to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

Amended Protocol II Group of Experts on mines, booby-traps and other devices to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

 

2015

9th Conference of High Contracting Parties to Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

17th Conference of High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II on mines, booby-traps and other devices to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons 

2015 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

 

2014

8th Conference of High Contracting Parties to Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

16th Conference of High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II on mines, booby-traps and other devices to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

2014 Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

 

2013

7th Conference of High Contracting Parties to Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

Geneva, 11-12 November 2013

15th Conference of High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II on mines, booby-traps and other devices to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

Geneva, 13 November 2013

2013 Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

Geneva, 14-15 November 2013