Mine Awareness Day 2016: Why the Mine Ban Convention Was Worth Fighting For and Still Is

Mine Awareness Day 2016: Why the Mine Ban Convention Was Worth Fighting For and Still Is

An article written by Helen Durham, director of International Law and Policy for the ICRC. In honor of Mine Awareness Day 2016, she reminds us that "The role of the ICRC must be to continue to focus on helping the victims, educating people in the risks and working with partners specialized in mine clearance."

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On the Utility of Weapon Bans and Restrictions - Anti-personnel Mines, Cluster Munitions and Blinding Lasers

On the Utility of Weapon Bans and Restrictions - Anti-personnel Mines, Cluster Munitions and Blinding Lasers

A recent series of posts by distinguished legal scholar and Retired U.S. Air Force Major General Charles Dunlap on the Just Security blog raise interesting questions concerning the utility of banning specific types of weapons.  The ICRC takes this opportunity to outline its perspective, drawn from many decades of operational experience, on what the bans on anti-personnel mines, cluster munitions, and blinding lasers have meant for the victims of armed conflict.  

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