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Victim Assitance and the Review Conferences: Maputo 3RC

April 23, 2014


The Maputo Summit: Victim Assistance, Disability Rights at the Mine Ban Treaty’s  Review Conferences The Mine Ban Treaty’s Third Review Conference will take place from 23 to 27 June 2014 in Maputo, Mozambique. It will mark a critical moment in the Treaty’s history, taking place 15 years after the Treaty’s entry into force and the […]

Advancing Victim Assistance in Africa

March 10, 2014


Advancing the implementation of victim assistance obligations in Africa The ICRC-AU Workshop to Advance the Implementation of Victim Assistance Obligations Arising from Various Weapons Treaties was held at the African Union HQ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 4 to 6 March. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with the African Union Commission […]

Frameworks for Victim Assistance: Monitor Findings

December 5, 2013


The Monitor Victim Assistance Team launches a new report: Frameworks for Victim Assistance: Monitor key findings and observations. The ICBL-CMC has also released recommendations that accompany the report. With review conferences for both the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions fast approaching, the time has come to take stock of victim assistance […]

Cluster Munition Victim Assistance—4MSP

September 24, 2013


At the Fourth Meeting of States Parties (4MSP) to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, 10-13 September 2013, states rededicated themselves to fulfilling their victim assistance obligations under the convention. Also, in the margins and lunch breaks of the meeting, victim assistance stood out as a hot topic of discussion and interest. States and civil society […]

The Mine Ban Treaty & the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

April 17, 2013


The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Common Agenda A statement presented by Paramdeep Mtharu, of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit (ISU) on the 9th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva,  15 April 2013: read the […]

CCM Intersessional Meeting—April 2013

March 11, 2013


The third Intersessional Meeting to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15 to 18 April 2013. Technical Workshops Technical workshops will be organised on 15:00, 15 April 2013, in Geneva at the WMO. The objectives of the victim assistance workshop are as follows: To understand victim assistance in […]

Universal Periodic Review: new online submissions

March 6, 2013


The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a human rights mechanism that could be used to push for the rights of victims, survivors and persons with disabilities more generally. The UPR is a process through which the Human Rights Council reviews, on a periodic basis, the extent to which all UN member states are complying with […]

International Guidelines on Rehabilitation—WHO

December 18, 2012


World Health Organization (WHO) begins work on first-ever International Guidelines on Rehabilitation The Guidelines on health-related rehabilitation will provide evidence-informed recommendations and guidance to governments and other relevant actors on how to develop, expand and improve the quality of rehabilitation services, particularly in less resourced settings, in line with the recommendations from the World report […]

Survivor Participation and Research Networks

December 13, 2012


Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Panel discussion, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 7 December 2012 The Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor research network includes victim assistance researchers who are survivors and researchers from representative groups.  A panel discussion at the 12MSP addressed issues ranging from survivors monitoring change on the ground, to monitoring coordination and reporting […]

Landmine Monitor Report 2012 – Victim Assistance

December 5, 2012


  Landmine Monitor Report 2012 Landmine Monitor 2012 is the 14th annual Landmine Monitor report. The 65-page report provides a global overview of developments in victim assistance, casualties, mine ban policy, contamination, clearance and support for mine action. Since the Mine Ban Treaty went into effect, most States Parties with significant numbers of survivors strengthened ownership […]


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