This map layer shows where the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) has been ratified.
The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons was adopted in 1980 and entered into force in 1983. The CCW consists of six protocols, which individual states are invited to ratify. A state must ratify at least two protocols to join the list of convention members with ratification status. The individual protocols cover bans or restrictions on non-detectable fragments, landmines, booby-traps, incendiary weapons, blinding laser weapons and an obligation on the part of all warring parties to assist in the clearance of explosive remnants of war. Protocol VI on cluster munition has not yet been formally included.