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Documents from the political declaration process on explosive weapons in populated areas

First consultation (November 2019) 
Second consultation (February 2020)
Third consultation (Date TBC)

DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE THIRD CONSULTATION

Draft political declaration on strengthening the protection of civilians from the humanitarian harm arising from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, March 2020

Responses to the draft declaration

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Ecuador

France and other NATO states 

France

Germany

Japan

Malaysia

Netherlands

New Zealand

Panama

Portugal

Qatar

Spain

Switzerland

Sweden

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Turkey

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Amnesty International

CIVIC

Danish Red Cross

Human Rights Watch and the International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School

Humanity and Inclusion

International Network on Explosive Weapons

PAX

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Women Now for Development

Working papers

Rejecting calls to address only the "indiscriminate use" of explosive weapons in populated areas
Submitted by Article 36

A Food for Thought Paper: Possible approach to support national implementation of the Political Declaration dedicated to protecting civilians from humanitarian harm that can arise from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas
Submitted by Germany

DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE SECOND CONSULTATION

Letter of invitation

Agenda

Elements of a political declaration to ensure the protection of civilians from the humanitarian harm arising from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Working papers

Working Paper on explosive weapons in populated areas: Key elements for a political declaration
Submitted by Mexico and Chile

Written submission
Submitted by Portugal

Written submission
Submitted by Slovenia

Written submission
Submitted by the United States

Analysis of the draft elements of a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas
Submitted by Human Rights Watch and the International Human Rights Clinic of the Harvard Law School

OCHA comments on the elements paper
Submitted by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Comments by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the elements paper
Submitted by the ICRC

DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE FIRST CONSULTATION

Letter of invitation

Concept note

Programme and annotated agenda

Working papers

Australian views on scope and content of a political declaration, 15 November 2019
Submitted by Australia 

EWIPA - Political declaration: Key principles
Submitted by France, Germany, and United Kingdom

Elements for a political declaration
Submitted by Austria

ICRC views on elements for a political declaration to address civilian harm from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA), November 2019
Submitted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

A commitment to civilians: Precedent for a political declaration on explosive weapons in populated areas, November 2019
Human Rights Watch and International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Programme at Harvard Law School

France and the protection of civilians during military operations in urban areas
Submitted by France

Draft: Practical measures to strengthen the protection of civilians during military operations in armed conflict, 13 November 2019
Contributing states: Germany, United Kingdom, and United States.

Recommendations for a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, January 2020
Submitted by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom