Covers accomplishments and setbacks in the crucial first decade of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Considers the implementation of the prohibitions and humanitarian assistance provisions of the treaty, as well as efforts to promote universal acceptance of the treaty among governments and non-state armed groups. Also considers the impact of the landmine movement on other issues (such as cluster munitions and disability rights), as well as the field of human security.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has played a key role in the effort to ban anti-personnel landmines. This book provides an overview of the work of the ICRC concerning landmines from 1955 through 1999.
Through detailed archival and field research, this book explores the politics behind the allocation and implementation of foreign aid by the US and Norway for demining in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Sudan. It is an essential resource for practitioners and policymakers working in the field of landmine clearance.
The international community has developed two treaties to prohibit or restrict the use of landmines. This book argues that despite this clear commitment from governments, international organizations and civil society, there is a lack of understanding as to the effectiveness of these treaty regimes in realising the humanitarian goals they were set up to achieve.
This study analyses how explosive weapons are regulated in international law and policy, what constraints are placed on the use of explosive weapons, and how civilians are protected against the effects of explosive weapons.
Illustrates the degree to which injuries caused by landmines and ERW are underreported; highlights the failure to include available national data on the injuries caused by these devices in global burden of disease (GBD) estimates.
Mine Action Programs and Development Programs have already been undertaken and implemented by the United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross by educating civilians, including women, to know the effect of ERW and involve them in the reconstruction process.
This article reviews recent civil society efforts and assesses, in a preliminary fashion, some of the preconditions and constraints on transnational civil society activism in a range of security issues, from antipersonnel landmines to antinuclear campaigns. It concludes that high levels of policy uncertainty, the possibility of issue reframing, significant resources, and strategic partnerships are all key ingredients for effective civil society engagement.