This international treaty was created with the view toward ending the suffering and death caused by anti-personnel landmines
"that kill or maim hundreds of people each week, mostly innocent and defenseless civilians and especially children; obstruct economic development and reconstruction; inhibit the repatriation of refugees and internally displaced persons; and have other severe consequences for years after emplacement.
The availability and placement of only a few anti-personnel landmines
on the platoon's perimeter would increase every man's personal security, raise his comfort level significantly, and enhance his chance of survival.
The convention comes into force on March 1 and requires all countries holding anti-personnel landmines
to destroy the weapons within four years.
15 ( ANI ): Sri Lanka has joined the international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines
, Human Rights Watch has said.
The United States is finally taking a major step toward ridding the world of anti-personnel landmines
Muscat: Oman joining the international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines
on August 20, 2014, has been warmly welcomed by governments, United Nations agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
by Pajhwok Report on 28 June, 2014 - 10:52 KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States has promised an end to producing anti-personnel landmines
in the future and joining a treaty that outlaws their use.
The Obama administration stopped short, however, of announcing that it would destroy its large existing stockpile of anti-personnel landmines
The Ottawa Treaty aims to eliminate anti-personnel landmines
all around the world.
Campaign leader Jody Williams, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work in bringing a ban on anti-personnel landmines
, told the (http://www.
The Ottawa Treaty or the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, officially known as the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, aims at eliminating anti-personnel landmines
(AP-mines) around the world.
The use of anti-personnel landmines
and cluster munitions must also stop.