Explosive violence and victim rights

AOAV is a founding member of the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW). We believe, as our data routinely shows, that the use of explosive weapons in populated areas causes severe harm to individuals and communities. This suffering can and should be reduced so that unnecessary deaths and injuries can be prevented. We call on States to cease the use of explosive weapons in towns and cities. This page examines victim’s rights and the provision – or lack of – victim assistance when civilians are faced with the horrors of armed violence.