CCM President’s Declaration on the use of cluster munitions in Syria

The Presidency of the CCM, the Netherlands, issued the following statement today:

“We are once again appalled by the use of cluster munitions and barrel bombs in populated areas by the Syrian regime. Their indiscriminate attacks against civilians are contrary to international humanitarian law and the norms set by this convention.

We call upon the Syrian regime to immediately stop the further use of cluster munitions, and to comply strictly with all its obligations under international humanitarian law.

The Syrian regime should understand that its continuous violations of international humanitarian law will lead to a situation in which it will be fully held accountable for these horrific acts against its own population”.