Bahrain Joins International Convention on Weapons Prohibition

On March 11, 2016, Bahrain’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Jamal Faris Al Ruwaie, deposited the instrument of the Kingdom’s accession to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects.

The accession is based on Law 1/2016, which was ratified and issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

The convention was endorsed in Geneva in October 1980, alongside its third, fourth and fifth protocols, with the conventions’ depository at the UN headquarters.

The move confirms Bahrain’s commitment to international conventions that aim to promote global security and peace.