HRP Lecturer on Law Bonnie Docherty authors comprehensive book on cluster munitions
November 22, 2010- Bonnie Docherty, HRP Lecturer on Law and senior researcher in the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch, has written a new book entitled “Meeting the Challenge: Protecting Civilians through the Convention on Cluster Munitions.” The 225-page report, published by Human Rights Watch, draws on a decade’s worth of research by Human Rights Watch, and by Docherty in particular, a leading expert on cluster munitions.
The book details the destructive force of these weapons on civilians and analyzes the Convention on Cluster Munitions, a landmark international treaty that bans the weapons, requires assistance for victims, and mandates clearance of the de facto landmines the weapons leave behind. Docherty also lays out the steps countries must take in order to meet their legal obligations and fulfill the treaty's promise.
In addition to staff at HRW, many of Docherty’s students in the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School contributed to the research and/or writing of the book: Stacy Frazier, Alex Mazer, Bradford Adams, Rebecca Agule, Emily Broad, Jessica Corsi, Alison Kamhi, Maria van Wagenberg, and Mona Williams.
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