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Acknowledge, Amend, Assist—Publication

May 2, 2015

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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 […]

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, […]

Victim Assistance in CCW Protocol VI: No step forward, two steps back

November 16, 2011

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Victim Assistance in the CCW: No step forward, two steps back By Nerina Cevra, Action on Armed Violence November 2011 In over a decade since the victim assistance was introduced in the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, states have consistently interpreted victim assistance as an obligatory standard, with clear and mandatory implementation measures. This standard has […]

3rd Preparatory Committee on the Arms Trade Treaty

July 16, 2011

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The third session of the preparatory committee for the UN Conference on an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) met at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 11–15 July 2011.  For more information about advocacy to have strong victim assistance provisions in the ATT, click here. Suela Lala, a lawyer and gun violence survivor working […]

International Network on Explosive Weapons call on States and other actors

July 8, 2011

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International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) INEW calls on states and other actors to work for full realisation of the rights of victims and survivors. Preventing and reducing the suffering experienced by people is the primary motivation for INEW’s work.  As such, ensuring that victims and survivors of explosive weapons use are able to fully […]

Victim assistance in the arms trade treaty- Prep Com July 2011

June 30, 2011

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Putting People First: Victim Assistance in the Arms Trade Treaty By Nerina Cevra,  Coordinator, Victim Assistance & Survivor Rights- Action on Armed Violence. Action on Armed Violence Irresponsible arms transfers fuel poverty, destabilise regions and prolong conflict and armed violence.  In 2006, 153 governments voted overwhelmingly at the United Nations to develop an Arms Trade […]