The Convention on cluster munitions and the Process of Oslo. An atypical negotiation

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Negotiations on the Convention on cluster munitions within the context of the Process of Oslo have been atypical and at the crossroads between disarmament and international humanitarian law, diplomacy and a media campaign staging NGOs and governments. In spite of its weaknesses, including the absence of major detainer or user States, it has contributed to elaborating a new legal instrument and to providing a new humanitarian norm with record speed. Yet this Process is not a model that would be easy to reproduce.