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Armed Conflict: Explosives

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13591, tabled on 23 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make representations to other governments to encourage them to sign the international political declaration to avoid the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Answered on

9 March 2021

The political declaration can best protect civilians through the promotion of International Humanitarian Law and the sharing of best practice. The UK will continue to engage fully with the process and will take a view on endorsement as well as the merit of making representations to other governments once the declaration's final form is known.