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A magnificent array of activists, students, executive officers, newshounds, and landmine sufferers themselves are collected the following to inform the dramatic and encouraging tale of the overseas crusade to prohibit Landmines (ICBL). prepared within the early Nineties, the ICBL is a community of multiple thousand nongovernmental organisations all over the world, operating for an international ban on landmines. It was once an immense strength in the back of the treaty to prohibit antipersonnel landmines that used to be signed in Ottawa in 1997, and which resulted in its being provided the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, besides its coordinator.
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An earlier, and very influential, version of this story is Maxwell J. Cameron, Robert J. Lawson, and Brian W. , To Walk without Fear: The Global Movement to Ban Landmines (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). 8. Landmines first came into wide use during World War II. 9. Shawn Roberts and Jody Williams, After the Gun’s Fall Silent: The Enduring Legacy of Landmines (Washington, DC: Vietnam Veterans Foundation of America, 1995), 3. 10. ” Keynote address, presented at the Second NGO International Conference on Landmines, May 9–11, 1999.
12 And they had shared in the creation of a vast transnational network that was successful in applying pressure to governments at every level and on every continent. 13 The effects of the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) have been as dramatic as the transnational process that produced it. 14 Canada has focused considerable effort on the implementation phase of the treaty, developing An Agenda for Mine Action immediately following the signing ceremony. According to statistics presented in this report, which are based on a global assessment effort, Human Security and the Mine Ban Movement I 9 global production of APLs has declined enormously since 1997, and for the first time in three decades more mines are being cleared than are being laid.
At the close of the May meeting of the G7, a communiqué was issued calling for a ban on landmines. In July, representatives from forty-eight states and more than twenty international organizations met at the International Conference on Mine Clearance Technology.