On January 31, the US issued an official statement announcing a change in US landmine policy. HI, along other organisations of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), is outraged by this decision to revive the use of mines.
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) was present at the Fourth Review Conference to the Convention on the Prevention of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction in Oslo last week.
22 years after the entry into force of the Treaty, the Fourth Review of the Convention on the Prevention of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction has started this Monday in Oslo and will last until the 29th of November.
Published today, the Landmine Monitor 2019 reports a fourth consecutive year of exceptionally high casualties caused by landmines, particularly explosive remnants (ERW) and improvised mines.
Last week, 93 States parties, 11 observer states, UN-Institutions, International Organisations and the big range of active members of ICBL, such as HI, exchanged at the yearly meeting of states parties about successes and challenges concerning the implementation of the Ottawa Convention.
The Landmine Monitor 2018, published today, reported a third year of exceptionally high casualties caused by landmines, particularly improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and explosive remnants of war (ERW).
From 13 to 16 February, HI participated in the 21st International Meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and United Advisers in Geneva.
Victim assistance was a central topic of the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (18 to 22 December, Vienna).