Creating Consensus: The Journey Towards Banning Cluster Munitions
by Geetanjali Mukherjee
Cluster bombs are weapons that are small but deadly. Their unexploded submunitions in effect, act as landmines, sometimes even years later. For decades, humanitarian organizations sought to limit their use, but progress on the issue stalled. In 2008, the campaign to ban cluster munitions succeeded. How was this accomplished, and are there any wider lessons to be learned from it?