November 16, 2022

Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (CCW)

While keeping in mind the complexity of armed conflict as well as the morally compromising decision to take human life, the Holy See hopes that this declaration will represent an opportunity and an invitation to shift from the paradigm of “collateral damage” to one of “intended protection” so as to truly minimize and hopefully avoid any loss of human life.

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