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The Convention on Cluster Munitions - A Commentary edited by Nystuen, Gro; Casey-Maslen, Stuart (21st October 2010)

Commentary, Art.1 General obligations and scope of application

Virgil Wiebe, Declan Smyth, Stuart Casey-Maslen

From: The Convention on Cluster Munitions: A Commentary

Edited By: Gro Nystuen, Stuart Casey-Maslen

Subject(s):
Weapons, conventional
1.1 Article 1 , and particularly its paragraph 1 , can be considered the core of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Article 1 lays down broad prohibitions whereby States Parties undertake ‘never under any circumstances’ to use, develop, produce, otherwise acquire, stockpile, retain, or transfer to anyone, directly or indirectly, all cluster munitions as defined by the Convention. 3 It also prohibits States Parties from assisting, encouraging, or inducing anyone to engage in any activity prohibited under the Convention. The provision reflects the aim of the 2007...
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