Diplomats from around the world are in Dublin for a conference that aims to secure a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs.
|Humanitarian groups in Dublin are |
calling for a ban [EPA]
The proposed ban has the support of more than 100 countries.
Humanitarian organisations say a binding treaty is now urgently needed because the weapons cause unacceptable harm to civilians.
However, some of the world's main producers and those stockpiling the weapon - including the US, the UK, Russia and China - have resisted the move.
We ask what are the chances for reaching a binding treaty? And would such a treaty hinder humanitarian work or endanger military co-operation as the US claims?
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