Browsing All posts tagged under »Persons with Disabilities«

ICRC Annual Report 2014

May 14, 2015


The newly released 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities of the organization conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization’s mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law. It includes detailed country reports. In 2014, the ICRC was […]

“Bridges”: Stronger Support of Landmine Survivors

April 23, 2015


At an event  in Geneva on 23 April, convened by Costa Rica, the Chair of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s Committee on Victim Assistance, experts explored ways to follow-up on the Bridges between Worlds global conference that took place in Medellin, Colombia in April 2014. Experts called for global discussions on supporting landmine survivors to […]

The War Report 2013: Armed Conflicts and their Consequences

January 27, 2015


The War Report 2013, launched in December 2014, identifies and describes all armed conflicts in the previous calendar year. It also gives information about ongoing crisis and conflicts. The War Report is designed as a resource for those working in the field, governments, policy-makers, journalists, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United […]

Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries

December 3, 2014


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


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


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, […]


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