NEW ZEALAND URGED TO RATIFY CLUSTER BOMB BAN
New report details New Zealand’s role in creation of the new treaty
The New Zealand government needs to step up its ratification of the new treaty banning cluster bombs said the Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition today.
“New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to sign the treaty banning cluster bombs, but our ratification of this crucial agreement is lagging,” said Mary Wareham, coordinator of the Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition (ANZCMC). “There is a clear humanitarian imperative to ensure that this treaty takes effect as quickly as possible to avoid future casualties from cluster bombs,” she added. Read more
Campaigners in New Zealand are seeking assurances from the government that our troops will not be expected to assist with the use, transfer, and stockpiling of cluster munitions in Afghanistan. The Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition (ANZCMC) has written to Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Murray McCully following a request from the United States that New Zealand recommit Special Air Services (SAS) troops to the US-led NATO operation in Afghanistan. Read more