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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Landmines

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Landmines come in two varieties: anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines. Both have caused great suffering in the past decades. Anti-personnel landmines are prohibited under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (or Mine Ban Convention), adopted in 1997. More than 150 countries have joined this treaty. Its positive impact includes a marked reduction of casualties, an increased number of mine-free States, destroyed stockpiles and improved assistance to victims.

https://www.un.org/disarmament/convarms/Landmines/

 

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August 2020
not an official document – for information only
https://unric.org/en/unric-library-backgrounder-landmines/

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