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Humanitarian Disarmament Conventions:

TPNW – 2017 Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons    civil society campaign International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

CCM – 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions   civil society campaign Cluster Munition Coalition

MBT – 1997 Mine Ban Treaty   civil society campaign International Campaign to Ban Landmines

These three international conventions comprehensively ban weapons and contain remediation obligations and the obligation to assist victims of the weapons.

ATT – 2013 Arms Trade Treaty, this convention does not comprehensively ban any weapon but requires humanitarian and human rights conditions regarding the trade and transfer of weapons   Civil Society campaign Control ArmsInternational Action Network on Small Arms

EWIPA – 2022 Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences arising from the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas, this is a political declaration and has moral but not legal force and states which have signed the declaration should not engage in the use of explosive weapons with wide-area effects in highly populated areas   Civil Society campaign International Network on Explosive Weapons

Automonous Weapons – as yet they are unregulated. The listed states have called for a legal binding international treaty on autonomous weapons, however it remains to be seen if a comprehensive ban on the weapons will be achieved   Civil Society campaign Stop Killer Robots


1 for Ratification/Accession which legally binds states to the conventions obligations

.5 for Signature, state not fully legally bound but should not violate core prohibitions

.25 for less commitment than a signature or ratification

GCD – General and Complete Disarmament, some 15% of UN member states have achieved this – they do not possess military forces. They usually do maintain a national police force and border or coast guards which are lightly armed but possess no heavy or offensive weaponry.