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The War Report 2013: Armed Conflicts and their Consequences

January 27, 2015

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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 […]

The Monitor: Landmines and Refugees

June 19, 2013

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The Monitor briefing paper Landmines and Refugees: The Risks and the Responsibilities to Protect and Assist Victims was released today, on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2013. The Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) call on states to eliminate the harrowing risks that refugees and […]

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 […]

CCM Meeting of States Parties 2012 – Victim Assistance

September 7, 2012

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 The Third Meeting of States Parties (3MSP) to the CCM takes place in Oslo, Norway, from 11 September 2012. Victim assistance will be discussed on Wednesday 12 September. Update [15/9/12]: Statements from the victim assistance session are now available here States Parties with victim assistance obligations under Article 5 of the CCM (and other states […]

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 […]

CCW draft Protocol VI: Count on More Civilian Casualties

November 16, 2011

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Diplomatic representatives from approximately 100 countries are meeting in Geneva from November 14- 25 for the Fourth Review Conference of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), where the main order of business is an effort to conclude negotiations on a new CCW protocol on cluster munitions (Protocol VI) that would allow continued use, production, trade, […]

CRPD-Fourth session of the Conference of States Parties

July 23, 2011

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Fourth session of the Conference of States Parties 7 – 9 September 2011, UN Headquarters New York The theme of the fourth session is “Enabling Development, Realizing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”. The  sub-themes of the Conference are also relevant to victim assistance: […]