International Campaign to Ban Landmines


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International Campaign to Ban Landmines

(ICBL), global network of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working toward the eradication of antipersonnel land mines. Established in 1992 by the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, Handicap International, Human Rights Watch, Medico International, Mines Advisory Group, and Physicians for Human Rights, the ICBL advocates international mine clearance and aid for mine victims. Due largely to ICBL actions, a 1996 conference was held in Ottawa, which led to the 1997 treaty banning the use, productions, stockpiling, and transfer of antipersonnel mines. The treaty has resulted in a significant decrease in antipersonnel land mine casualties. By 2007 the treaty had been signed by 155 countries; notable among the nonsignatories are the United States, Russia, and China. In 1997 the ICBL and its founding coordinator, Jody WilliamsWilliams, Jody,
1950–, American social activist, b. Putney, Vt., grad. Univ. of Vermont (B.A., 1972), School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vt. (M.A., 1976), Johns Hopkins (M.A., 1984).
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, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The ICBL, which is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and now has a membership of more than 1,400 NGOs, continues its advocacy work and monitors land mines worldwide.
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When it comes to Libya it said that 'a shrinking number of rebel groups also continue to use mines.' Human Rights Watch is a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which received the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize together with its coordinator Jody Williams, for its efforts to bring about the Mine Ban Treaty and for its contributions to a new international diplomacy based on humanitarian imperatives.
Landmines are known to have caused 5,197 casualties last year, a third of them children, according to the Nobel prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
Summary: Despite not signing the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, Lebanon has made considerable progress on mine clearance operations in recent years and appears to be moving closer to signing the treaty, a report by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) has said.Aa"Landmine Monitor Report 2009: Towards a Mine-Free World," released Thursday at the UN, said.
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MAG's role in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines even saw it being named as a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.
As many as 80,000 people are estimated to have been injured by landmines in Angola, say the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
This is how Diana, Princess of Wales showed her commitment and dedication to the international campaign to ban landmines. Undoubtedly her support helped secure a ban on these weapons, which had killed and injured thousands.
During a three-week goodwill tour of Australia, she became the face of the international campaign to ban landmines.
The role of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines is one of the best-studied cases, along with the development of the Chemical Weapons Convention and evolving ideas about humanitarian intervention.
They formed the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) under the leadership of Jody Williams of the U.S.
Ethiopia, long tormented by internal strife and border war with Eritrea, has become the 144th state to join a treaty banning antipersonnel landmines, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines said Monday.
According to the Landmine Monitor Report 2003, a publication of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), there are an estimated 200-215 million landmines currently stockpiled by 78 countries.

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