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Luxembourg becomes the 13th country to ratify the Convention on Cluster munitions banning at the same time the financing of cluster munitions

Published Friday July 10 2009

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has as of today finalized its ratification procedure for the Convention on Cluster munitions by submitting its instrument of ratification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in New York. Luxembourg is thus the 13th country to ratify the Convention which bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions and places obligations on countries to clear affected areas, assist victims and destroy stockpiles.

Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Mr. Jean Asselborn, signed the Convention in Oslo on 3 December 2008. As announced at the moment of signature, Luxembourg has, in its ratification act, also banned the financing of cluster munitions, a provision which is not included in the text of the Convention.

The Convention will enter into force six months after the 30th State has submitted its instrument of ratification.

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