April 19, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Wareham of Human Rights Watch discusses the US use of landmines and the possibility of the US joining the Mine Ban Treaty... Since antipersonnel landmines were banned by a majority of nations 15 years ago via an international treaty, their use even by those outside the ...[read more]
April 2, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged the administration of US President Barack Obama to endorse the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, which flatly prohibits land mines and requires their removal. HRW asserts that, while the US contributes to mine clearance and victim assistance more than any other ...[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]
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 its... ...[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]
September 12, 2005
by Tom Henry
US Pentagon officials are in the final stages of determining whether to implement a new weapons program that would mandate the production of a new era of landmines, dubbed networked munitions, in the face of international opposition to such weapons. Doreen Chaplin, division chief for net... ...[read more]
July 30, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
The US Department of Justice said Friday that it has charged Dutch citizen Wasem al Delaema with attempting to kill US soldiers in Iraq during October 2003. Iraqi-born al Delaema is a member of the Fighters of Fallujah, seen on a videotape obtained by Dutch prosecutors showing the group... ...[read more]

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