COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: Rubbish of war

A campaign has been launched demanding cluster bombs are not used in the event of war in Iraq. Launched last week by the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and Landmine Action, the Clear Up campaign also petitions the international community to introduce new laws on the removal of explosive remnants of war. At present, there is no obligation on anyone to take responsibility for this dangerous waste. The Diana fund and Landmine Action are part of a coalition of 50 organisations involved in landmine issues. It hopes the petition will lead to a new protocol to the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons that binds states to laws aimed at getting rid of explosive remnants. Since its establishment, the Diana fund has given £5 million to organisations involved with landmines.

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