Video still from Napalm, White Phosphorus & the Case to Ban Incendiary Weapons
Incendiary weapons cause particularly cruel injuries to both civilians and combatants. They are also prone to being indiscriminate by starting fires and causing casualties over a large area without distinction. Incendiary weapons have been used at great human cost in conflicts from Africa to Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Human Rights Watch urges states parties to the Convention on Conventional Weapons to amend the 30-year-old provisions of Protocol III on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons. The protocol’s definition should be broadened to cover the most problematic modern incendiary munitions, such as white phosphorus.
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Video still from Napalm, White Phosphorus & the Case to Ban Incendiary Weapons

Incendiary weapons cause particularly cruel injuries to both civilians and combatants. They are also prone to being indiscriminate by starting fires and causing casualties over a large area without distinction. Incendiary weapons have been used at great human cost in conflicts from Africa to Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Human Rights Watch urges states parties to the Convention on Conventional Weapons to amend the 30-year-old provisions of Protocol III on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons. The protocol’s definition should be broadened to cover the most problematic modern incendiary munitions, such as white phosphorus.

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