March 19, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday that the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebel forces consistently used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine earlier this year, killing at least 13 civilians, including two children. HRW said that using cluster munitions in such densely populated areas ...[read more]
September 23, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Department of State on Tuesday announced it will not use anti-personnel landmines outside of the Korean Peninsula, underscoring its commitment to the aims of the Ottawa Convention, the treaty that prohibits the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel landmines. The ...[read more]
September 4, 2013
by G. Redd
The Syrian government is currently using cluster munitions in its ongoing conflict, according to a report Wednesday by the Landmine and Cluster Munition Moniter (LCMM), an organization co-founded by Human Rights Watch (HRW). Cluster munitions are similar to landmines and have been voluntarily ...[read more]
November 24, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On November 24, 2009, the US State Department (DOS) stated that the US would not sign a treaty banning the use of anti-personnel landmines, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. Though the US did not ...[read more]
April 29, 2012
by Keith Herting
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir issued a resolution Sunday declaring a state of emergency in areas near the border with South Sudan and suspending the constitution. The move follows the arrest Saturday of four people whom the Sudanese claim were arrested for aggression against the north in the ...[read more]
November 25, 2010
by Julia Zebley
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged the US to become a state party to the Mine Ban Treaty, repeating a plea made in March. The call was prompted by the release of "Landmine Monitor 2010", an annual report detailing the treaty's progress released by the International Campaign to Ban Landmi... ...[read more]
March 2, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
Several human rights groups and anti-mine activists on Monday urged the US to join the Mine Ban Treaty, marking the eleventh anniversary of the treaty's status as binding international law. Despite initial statements from the US State Department in November that the US would be maintaining ...[read more]
December 3, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Susannah Sirkin: As a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) was alarmed and deeply disappointed by a Department of State spokesperson's pronouncement on November 24 that President Obama does not intend to sign the landmark 1997... ...[read more]
November 25, 2009
by Hillary Stemple
The US State Department (DOS) stated Tuesday that the US will not be signing the treaty to ban the use of anti-personnel landmines. The announcement comes a week before the Second Review Conference the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel ...[read more]
April 4, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday urged all countries to sign and abide by international treaties banning landmines International Mine Awareness Day. Those treaties include the Ottawa Treaty, which bans all anti-personnel landmines, and the Protocol Five to the Certain Conventional ...[read more]

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