Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon

Abstract: The Council should take the initiative to promote urgent action to
include cluster munitions to the list of weapons banned under
international law. The Council should request the relevant
international bodies, including the Meetings of States Parties to the
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain
Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects and to the Convention on the Prohibition
of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel
Mines and on Their Destruction, to address the legality of some weapons
particularly indiscriminate to the civilian population, including
weapons which use depleted uranium. The scientific research currently
under way in Lebanon and abroad on the effects of certain weapons used
during the conflict needs to be continued. The results will be decisive
in the examination of the lawfulness of certain "new weapons" in the
light of international humanitarian law. The Council should encourage
these efforts and follow-up development.

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