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Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries

December 3, 2014

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The Monitor initiative launches a new report, Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries, on 3 December 2014. This overview provides up-to-date information on efforts to fulfill responsibilities in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities—including the survivors of landmines, cluster munitions, and other explosive remnants of war—as well as in providing assistance […]

Committee on Victim Assistance

September 19, 2014

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Update – 26 November 2014 (Convention’s ISU) “On Monday 24 November, the Convention’s Committee on Victim Assistance briefed representatives of States Parties on Maputo Action Plan commitments to ensure that measurable improvements have been made in the well-being and the guarantee of the rights of landmine victims, in time for the Convention’s Fourth Review Conference […]

Physical Accessibility for Landmine Survivors

May 28, 2013

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Victim Assistance – Monitor Briefing Paper:  Physical Accessibility for Landmine Survivors This paper looks at good practices within States Parties in promoting physical accessibility, while also noting where work remains to be done to realize the full potential of initial efforts. In the past year, Monitor reporting has identified more good examples to draw from […]

Victim Assistance & the CCM—April Update

April 22, 2013

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The third Intersessional Meeting to the CCM was held  in Geneva on 15, & 16-18 April 2013. According to recent reporting: of at least 30 states that have responsibility for cluster munition victims, 11 are States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions: Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Chad,  Guinea-Bissau, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Montenegro, […]

Universal Periodic Review: new online submissions

March 6, 2013

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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

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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 […]

Mine Ban Treaty – 12 MSP

December 12, 2012

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The Twelfth Meeting of States Parties (12MSP) to the Mine Ban Treaty featured landmine survivors prominently, beginning with a statement in the opening session by ICBL Ambassador, Tun Channareth of Cambodia. Interventions by survivors from the ICBL delegation highlighted the humanitarian effects of antipersonnel landmines and underscored the reality that in mine-affected areas, survivors still […]

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