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JRS wants Thailand to sign cluster-bomb ban

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Thailand is urging the government to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions even as it celebrated the convention becoming international law on Aug. 1.

More than 100 people gathered that day at Xavier Hall, the Jesuits’ residence in Bangkok, to celebrate the coming into effect of the convention, which prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster bombs.

“At present, 107 countries have signed this convention and 38 countries have ratified it, but Thailand has not signed it yet,” said JRS coordinator Sermsiri Ingavanisa.

She led a JRS team in presenting a letter to Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on July 30, calling for Thailand to sign the convention.

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