Doctors should actively support campaign to ban landmines

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7053.367 (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:367
  1. Caroline Leveaux
  1. Liaison officer Unicef, United Kingdom Committee, London WC2A 3NB

    EDITOR,—Each year landmines kill and maim 26 000 people, many of them children. John Pearn's editorial calling for a ban on these indiscriminate weapons was published shortly before the third session of the review conference of the United Nations convention on inhumane weapons, which had the power to ban these weapons. The outcome of the session was, according to the UN's secretary general, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, “deeply disappointing”; a ban was not even an option. Commenting on the first of the three sessions …

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