15 July 2009
Japan ratifies cluster bomb ban as momentum continues to grow
CMC Advisory note
|Branislav Kapetanovic and the Japanese Foreign Minister, 12/2008|
(London, 15 July 2009) - On 14 July, Japan became the 14th country to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions at the United Nations headquarters in New York, following final approval of both houses of its parliament, the Diet, earlier this month.With this latest ratification, only 16 more countries must ratify for the Convention to reach the threshold of 30 required for it to enter into force and become fully legally binding for all states who are party to it.