Letter to the Editor


14.2 CoverDear Ms. Carter Fay,

I would first like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I have recently been appointed as Geneva Call's Coordinator for Landmines and other Explosive Devices. I will therefore be the main contact person for all related issues within the organization.

I would also like to inquire whether the authors of the article "Non-state Actors and Mine Action: Complications and Solutions," in the most recent issue of The Journal of ERW and Mine Action (Issue 14.2), have any illustrations of where humanitarian engagement with NSAs have led to their enjoying "a new bargaining position that they may in turn use to advance their international standing," or use "to their advantage by recruiting new members or securing new resources from interested sponsors"? As you are probably well aware, this is an issue that is potentially of great concern to Geneva Call, and which we endeavour to mitigate. It is also one side of an argument used to discredit such humanitarian engagement. We'd therefore be very keen to receive any supporting evidence where this proved to be the case.

Thank you very much for your attention.

Best regards,

Katherine Kramer
Programme Director (Asia)
Acting Coordinator on Landmines and Other Explosives
Geneva Call
E-mail: info(at)genevacall.org