The People's Treaty
We still need People’s Treaty signatures to encourage states to join the CCM as soon as possible! As more and more states join the Convention, the international norm against cluster bombs will only be strengthened as stockpiles are destroyed, land is cleared, victims helped and there is no more use. Every signature counts so sign today and pass it on!
- In 1997 during the lead up to the landmine treaty signing in Ottawa, MAC launched the People’s Treaty.
- The People’s Treaty was initially designed as a way for Canadian citizens to show their support and personal commitment to the landmine ban.
- In May 2008, MAC in collaboration with the Cluster Munition Coalition re-launched the People’s Treaty in support of a new treaty banning cluster bombs which prohibits the use, stockpiling, transfer, and production of cluster bombs and to work to ensure that governments commit and live up to their obligations.
- This new treaty, the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) was opened for signature on December 3, 2008 in Oslo, Norway.