Stuff I read - Cambodia's scars of war

NYT Southeast Asia correspondent Seth Mydans writes about the work of photographer Maureen Lambray in the essential Lens blog.

Ms. Lambray recently published portraits of Cambodian mine victims in War Remnants of the Khmer Rouge(Umbrage Books, October 2011), a beautiful and terrifying book.

In Cambodia and twenty-one other countries, anti-personnel mines continue to maim and kill thousands, more than a decade after they were banned by the international community. 

Last week, we published The Mine Ban Convention: progress and challenges in the second decade, a key document to understand what remains to be done, twelve years after the Convention came into force.

The eleventh meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-personnel Mines held in the Cambodian capital ends today. Read the statement made in Phnom Penh by ICRC VIce-President Olivier Vodoz.