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Dubrovnik Review Conference & Cluster Munition Monitor 2015 on Victim Assistance

September 7, 2015


The First Review Conference 7-11 September 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, comes 5 years since the First Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions took place in Vientiane, Lao PDR in November 2010. It will evaluate the progress made by states so far to meet the lifesaving obligations they have consented to be bound […]

Bangkok Symposium to Advance Victim Assistance Efforts 15-16 June

May 8, 2015


The Bangkok Symposium will be held on 15-16 June in the Thai capital. The symposium aims to assist States to “strengthen national assistance programmes” and “integrate landmine assistance programmes in a broader disability perspective.” The symposium represents continuity the effort to ensure full, equal and effective participation of mine victims. In 2013, Thailand, with the […]

Acknowledge, Amend, Assist—Publication

May 2, 2015


ACKNOWLEDGE, AMEND, ASSIST: Addressing Civilian Harm Caused by Armed Conflict and Armed Violence, a report by AOAV and Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program, examines different approaches to assisting victims of armed violence. The 28-page report, Acknowledge, Amend, Assist, includes articles on casualty recording, civilian harm tracking, making amends, transitional justice, and victim assistance. This […]

“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 […]

Handicap International: 3 Complementary Documents on VA

April 8, 2015


Handicap International has produced a so-called VA package comprised of three complementary documents that address both conceptual and operational issues at play when considering the integration of assistance to survivors in light of the CRPD and disability-inclusive development: 1) The Way Forward on Victim Assistance: A consideration of the various aspects at play when integrating […]

Nuclear Weapons-Victim Assistance-Survivor Participation

December 11, 2014


The government of Austria hosted the third international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons in Vienna on 8 and 9 December 2014. The Austrian Pledge from the conference contained a direct reference to assistance to victims and an ongoing lack of assistance: “Mindful of the unacceptable harm that victims of nuclear weapons explosions […]

Bridges between Worlds – Update

September 22, 2014


Bridges Between Worlds Update 22 September 2014 Bridges between Worlds was a global conference that addressed fundamental questions about the place of landmine victim assistance in other domains, such as the worlds of disability, heath care, education, employment, development, poverty reduction and human rights. The Bridges between Worlds Chairperson’s Summary highlights that those who care […]