It is an agreement to prohibit or restrict the use of certain conventional weapons that may be considered to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects.

Objective of the Convention: -

· This Convention and its attached protocols apply to protect war victims.

· The agreement seeks to alleviate the suffering caused by armed conflicts.

Prohibition of the use of weapons, missiles, equipment and methods of warfare that cause widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment.

Iraq's accession: -

The President of the Republic ratified on 1/27/2014 Law No. 5 of 2014 for Iraq's accession to the Convention.

Law No. 5 of 2014 was published in the Iraqi Gazette, Issue No. 4325 dated 6/16/2014.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs completes the procedures for depositing the instrument of accession to the agreement in the next stage.

Protocols annexed to the Convention: -

· Protocol (1) prohibition of aiming weapons (causing wounds with shrapnel and non-detectable parts).

        Protocol (2) Prohibition of Explosive Devices and Traps (Mines), 1996.

      Protocol (3) Prohibition of incendiary weapons.

       Protocol (4) Prohibition of vision-blocking laser weapons.

        Protocol (5) War Remnants 2006.

Note: Protocol (2 and 5) are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment.

Protocol (4, 3, and 1) is within the competence of the Ministry of Defense              

. General Obligations: -

Each State Party undertakes not to, under any circumstances:

use mines, booby-traps, ordnance, and other devices.