Cluster munitions are a serious issue because of the lack of specialized restrictions on their use and the high volume of explosive remnants of war that the weapons can create. Although all weapons are governed by international law, the lack of a specific convention addressing these weapons led many nongovernmental organizations and countries to join together to create a ban in what has become known as the Oslo Process, with the most recent conference held in May 2008 in Dublin.
"Cluster Munitions: The Ban Process,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 12
, Article 25.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol12/iss1/25