International Campaign to Ban Landmines

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is committed to an international ban on the use, production, stockpiling, and sale, transfer, or export of antipersonnel landmines.  

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
'All States Should Join the Convention and Forswear Use of Cluster Munitions Forever'
The Convention on Cluster Munitions will enter into force on 1 August 2010, thus becoming binding international law. It is the most important disarmament and humanitarian convention in over a decade. In addition to banning the use and production of cluster munitions, it obliges nations to clear contaminated land within 10 years, destroy stockpiles of the weapon within eight years, and provide comprehensive assistance to cluster munition survivors, their families and communities.
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Monday, April 19, 2010
Grave Concern Over Allegations of Landmine Use by Turkish Army
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is gravely concerned by reports of antipersonnel landmine use by members of the Turkish Army. Turkey is bound by the Mine Ban Treaty, which prohibits the use of antipersonnel mines in any circumstances. "The ICBL condemns any use of antipersonnel mines by any actor, and we are especially concerned when it comes to reports of use by a State Party to the Mine Ban Treaty," said Sylvie Brigot, Executive Director of the ICBL.
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Thursday, April 08, 2010
Mine and Cluster Bomb Survivors Urge Governments to Meet Treaty Obligations
Landmine and cluster munition survivors worldwide still lack access to services that would fulfill their most basic human rights, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) in a joint statement. A conference opens today in Vienna to examine how states will fulfill their promises to survivors and their communities. The event brings together governments, United Nations officials, victim assistance experts, survivors and civil society advocates.
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Thursday, April 01, 2010
Landmines 'Counterproductive' -- United States Must Join the Mine Ban Treaty
Funding for mine clearance and victim assistance programs is essential, but is not enough to truly eradicate antipersonnel mines, said the Nobel Peace Laureate International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), on the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. "All states should formally renounce the use of antipersonnel mines forever by joining the Mine Ban Treaty, if we are to really rid the world of this barbaric weapon," said Sylvie Brigot, Executive Director of the ICBL.
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Monday, March 01, 2010
Time for United States to Join the Mine Ban Treaty
Eleven years after the Mine Ban Treaty became binding international law, activists worldwide are stepping up their call on the United States to join. The U.S. announced last November that it had initiated a review of its landmine policy. Members of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) are visiting dozens of U.S. embassies worldwide on the 1 March anniversary to urge the U.S. to decide to join the Mine Ban Treaty without further delay.
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Wednesday, September 09, 2009
African Union Members Must Step Up Efforts in Clearing Landmines, Assisting Mine Survivors
African Union members must step up their efforts towards ridding the continent of landmines and fully respecting the rights of landmine survivors, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, today at the opening of a regional meeting on the issue. The Third Continental Conference of African Experts on Landmines (9-11 September) brings together all AU members, international organizations involved in mine action, and African ICBL activists. More than half of the African states are contaminated with mines or explosive remnants of war.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Nobel Peace Laureate Campaign Denounces Taliban Use of Landmines in Pakistan's Swat Valley
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) denounces recent use of antipersonnel landmines by the Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan) in Pakistan's Swat Valley. According to reports from the area including most recently from Human Rights Watch, an ICBL member, residents of Mingora, the epicenter of the fighting, have seen Taliban militants laying antipersonnel mines in the town. Landmines could rapidly claim casualties among the civilians fleeing the conflict zone.
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Thursday, April 02, 2009
New Mine Victims Reinforce the Need for Treaty
Continued landmine casualties in a number of Asian countries reinforce the need for these states to ban the weapon, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) today at the opening of a regional meeting on landmines.
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Friday, February 27, 2009
A Mine-Free World: Mission Possible
Ten years after the historic treaty banning antipersonnel mines became binding international law, campaigners in some 60 countries around the globe are taking action this week to once again draw the world's attention to the horrific consequences of landmines and to call for renewed efforts toward a mine-free world.
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