15th Anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty

The Mine Ban Treaty came into effect 15 years ago.  When it was negotiated in 1997, the United Nations estimated that 20,000 people were killed or injured every year by anti-personnel landmines.  Had the Mine Ban Treaty not been negotiated and become international law, then the last fifteen years might have seen as many as 300,000 landmine victims.  Instead, less than 92,000 people were killed or injured in that period.

Landmine casualities, Actual

 

Michael P. Moore

March 2, 2014

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