The Encyclopedia is a project of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights launched on 2 December 2013. The Enyclopedia aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information on weapons, the effects of their use, and their regulation under public international law, in a format that is accessible to non-specialists.+ Find out more
International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) 01.20 Glossary of terms, definitions and abbreviations, http://www.smallarmsstandards.org/; and United States Department of Defence Dictionary of Military Terms. In common usage, ‘munitions’ (plural) can be military weapons, ammunition, and equipment.
The distinction between the terms munition and ammunition, if there is one, is not universally agreed. For this reason, the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty uses the term ‘ammunition/munitions’.See, e.g., Art. 3, 2013 Arms Trade Treaty.
Last updated on: 01 February 2014