The article starts by defining the concept of "cluster munitions and the humanitarian consequences of using them, especially in Africa. It then goes on reviewing how the international humanitarian law treaties dispositions and principles apply to cluster munitions. Describing the Oslo process which culminated in the adoption of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Dublin on 30 May 2008, the author focuses on how the African continent has been actively involved at every stage of the process and the various regional arrangements on cluster munitions the continent has reached to supplement the international arrangements that have unfolded thus far.
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