Browsing All posts tagged under »Persons with Disabilities«

Committee on Victim Assistance

September 19, 2014


States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty have a 15 year history of adapting the workings of the Treaty to changing circumstances in order to better facilitate Treaty implementation processes.  In this way, in 2014, States Parties took the decision to establish new committees including the Committee on Victim Assistance. The Maputo Review Conference outcome […]

Physical Accessibility for Landmine Survivors

May 28, 2013


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


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


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 […]

Mine Ban Treaty – 12 MSP

December 12, 2012


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 […]

ICRC Physical Rehabilitation Programme: Annual Report 2011

June 19, 2012


In 2011 the ICRC Physical Rehabilitation Programme (PRP) assisted more than 222,000 people through various services at assisted centers in 27 countries. An average of 10% more people received services in ICRC-assisted centers in 2011 than in the previous year. Services included the production of 19,740 prostheses. Overall, 22% of all assisted amputees were mine […]


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