Center for International Stabilization & Recovery

CISR envisions a world where people can build peaceful and prosperous futures free from the repercussions of conflict and disaster.

We help communities affected by conflict and trauma through innovative and reliable research, training, information exchange, and direct services such as:

Mine Risk Education
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International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Nobel Peace Laureate, turns 20

Filda lost her leg in a landmine explosion in Uganda. She faces discrimination in her community and has not benefitted from government livelihood assistance programs. © 2010 Martina Bacigalupo/Agence VU

(New York) – The United States and other countries that have not yet banned antipersonnel landmines should join the treaty to eradicate these weapons, Human Rights Watch said today on the 20th anniversary of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which it co-founded.

“The international treaty is making a significant and lasting impact in ridding the world of antipersonnel mines, weapons that are now widely acknowledged to be unacceptable relics of the past,” said Steve Goose, arms director at Human Rights Watch. “The United States and other holdouts need to get on the right side of humanity and join the treaty.”

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