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Landmines and cluster munitions – off to a rocky start in 2015

By Mark Hiznay, Senior Arms Researcher, Human Rights Watch

As the depth of winter grips the northern hemisphere and the full force of summer hits in the southern, several headlines warrant attention as people return to their desks after a busy 2014.  577 more words

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Progress on Landmines in 2014

The new Landmine Monitor* report has recorded “the lowest number of new casualties ever and the completion of clearance obligations in four states.” In other good news, Oman acceded to the treaty in August 2014 and the US made a significant policy shift that brings into closer alignment with the global consensus. 171 more words