New publication: Briefing paper on the implementation of the Political Declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas in relation to Israel's use of explosive weapons in Gaza

Ahead of the Protection Forum and in the Oslo Conference focusing on the implementation and universalisation of the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians Arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas (EWIPA) in April 2024, Reaching Critical Will has published a briefing paper outlining the catastrophic harm caused by Israel's use of explosive weapons in Gaza and the ways in which it violates international humanitarian law and human rights law. The paper makes recommendations to the states that have endorsed the Political Declaration on EWIPA regarding how to implement their obligations under the Declaration, including, among other things, ending arms transfers and military support to Israel, condemning violations, providing humanitarian aid and ensuring access, and holding Israel accountable for war crimes and genocide.

Written by Ray Acheson and Laura Varella • Published April 2024 by Reaching Critical Will, a programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

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