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Mines still cause thousands of casualties despite ban

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 16 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:642
  1. Peter Moszynski, Gwangju
  1. South Korea

    As campaigners celebrate the seventh anniversary of the signature of the Ottawa protocol on banning landmines and prepare for the protocol's first review conference in Nairobi at the end of November, they warn that much still needs to be done to clear mines and to address the needs of thousands of new victims each year.

    The first treaty in history to ban an entire class of weapons, the protocol was based on an initiative of a coalition of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, medical charities such as Handicap International, and specialist …

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