Landmines

08.04.2021

Minimize Civilian Harm in Eastern Ukraine Conflict

Minimize Civilian Harm in Eastern Ukraine Conflict

Potential Escalation in Hostilities Requires Focus on Civilian Protection International attention to the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine had faded in recent years. Recent reports of Russia massing troops near Ukraine’s border have brought it back into focus. Monitors reported a significant uptick in hostilities in recent weeks. »

30.03.2021

Interview with Professor Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative

Interview with Professor Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative

“We need to focus on human security for sustainable peace” Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do not distinguish between armed soldiers, civilians or even children. According to the Landmine Monitor 2020, explosive devices hidden in the ground killed or injured… »

15.01.2021

Face 2 Face with Catalina Cock Duque

Face 2 Face with Catalina Cock Duque

LIVE SHOW: Friday, January 22nd at 11;30 AM EST On this show we are speaking with Catalina Cock Duque, Executive Director of Mi Sangre Foundation in Colombia about her works with the foundation providing psychosocial assistance to children and youth affected by landmines, and promotes peace education so they can become active… »

18.12.2017

Sri Lanka Joins Global Landmine Ban

Sri Lanka Joins Global Landmine Ban

Others should reconsider joining treaty. Sri Lanka joined the international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines on December 13, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The action is especially significant because Sri Lanka used antipersonnel mines in the past and has since undertaken an extensive, ongoing mine clearance effort. “Sri Lanka’s… »

20.09.2015

Mozambique removes last known landmine

Mozambique removes last known landmine

The African nation of Mozambique has been declared free of landmines after its last known landmine was removed in the country’s central region. The British Halo Trust charity organization, which has led the clearance in Mozambique, said on Thursday that it had removed nearly 171,000 landmines. The last mine was removed from… »

19.04.2015

Nuclear Weapons: the gap, the pledge and the ban

Nuclear Weapons: the gap, the pledge and the ban

Human Wrongs Watch By Daniel Högsta* 15 April 2015 – As the Review Conference of the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT RevCon) approaches, the Humanitarian Initiative, most recently punctuated by the success of the Vienna Conference, faces an important milestone.   Through three conferences, a number of joint and… »

31.03.2015

Children Killed and Injured by Land-mines, Unexploded Ordnance in Eastern Ukraine

Children Killed and Injured by Land-mines, Unexploded Ordnance in Eastern Ukraine

Human Wrongs Watch KYIV/GENEVA — At least 109 children are reported to have been injured and 42 killed by land mines and unexploded ordnance in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine since March last year, UNICEF on 31 March 2015 said. The government-reported figures may not reflect the actual… »

07.12.2012

Landmine Ban: Poland Final EU Member to Join

Landmine Ban: Poland Final EU Member to Join

Poland’s announcement on December 5, 2012, that it is about to ratify the international treaty prohibiting landmines means that all 27 European Union countries have banned these unlawful weapons, Human Rights Watch said today. During the 12th annual meeting of the Mine Ban Treaty, which ended in Geneva… »

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