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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2019

SIPRI Yearbook 2019

I. The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons and lethal autonomous weapon systems

Chapter:
9. Global instruments for conventional arms control
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2019
Author(s):
Ian Davies

The 1981 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 (CCW Convention) and its five protocols ban or restrict the use of specific types of weapon that are considered to cause unnecessary or unjustifiable suffering to combatants or to affect civilians indiscriminately.1 It is a so-called umbrella treaty, to which specific agreements can be added in the form of protocols (see box 9.1). As of the end of December 2018 there were 125 states parties to the original convention and its protocols. No new states joined the CCW in 2018. Not all the states parties have ratified all the amended or additional protocols.2

Citation (MLA):
Davies, Ian. "9. Global instruments for conventional arms control." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 15 Dec. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-9-div1-060.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Davies, I. (2016). 9. Global instruments for conventional arms control. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 15 Dec. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-9-div1-060.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Davies, Ian. "9. Global instruments for conventional arms control." In SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 15 Dec. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198839996/sipri-9780198839996-chapter-9-div1-060.xml
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