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Advancing Victim Assistance in Africa

March 10, 2014

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Advancing the implementation of victim assistance obligations in Africa The ICRC-AU Workshop to Advance the Implementation of Victim Assistance Obligations Arising from Various Weapons Treaties was held at the African Union HQ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 4 to 6 March. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) together with the African Union Commission […]

Frameworks for Victim Assistance: Monitor Findings

December 5, 2013

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The Monitor Victim Assistance Team launches a new report: http://www.stopclustermunitions.org/media/131747/Frameworks_VA-December-2013.pdf. The ICBL-CMC has also released recommendations that accompany the report. With review conferences for both the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions fast approaching, the time has come to take stock of victim assistance achievements to date in order to determine how […]

Victim Assistance—Landmine Monitor 2013

November 28, 2013

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Landmine Monitor 2013 was  released today by the ICBL. More detailed reporting information is also available in Monitor online country profiles. Landmine Monitor 2013 reported findings on casualties and victim assistance: A dramatic drop in landmine casualties; Progress in victim assistance, but access to services and sustainability of programs remain key challenges Records were set […]

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 […]

UNICEF: Children with Disabilities

June 4, 2013

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The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with disabilities, UNICEF With a contribution by the-Monitor Victim Assistance editorial team, the 2013 State of the World’s Children publication includes a focus on explosive remnants of war (ERW) and landmines. Each year, UNICEF’s flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children, closely examines a key issue […]

Physical Accessibility for Landmine Survivors

May 28, 2013

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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 […]

Courts and Cluster Munition Victims’ Rights

May 8, 2013

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“Accountability mechanisms for failures, as regards to [cluster munition] clearance and victim assistance activities, by states acting individually or as troop contributing Nations to international organisations, must be clarified and addressed.” The Council of Europe Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population  noted in an opinion on the ban on cluster munitions. The Committee observed: “In […]