Incendiary weapons cause particularly cruel injuries to both civilians and combatants. A complete ban on the use of incendiary weapons would have the most humanitarian benefits and provide the strongest protection under international law.
Cesar López created the escopetarra, a guitar that is made from an AK-47, the most used rifle in the world. As he says, "If the weapon, which was designed to kill, if its use can be changed, then why can't humans change too?"
For decades the irresponsible and poorly regulated international arms trade has contributed to death, injuries, torture and other serious human rights abuses affecting a million or more people every year.
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