New Online Tool Links Landmine, Cluster-Bomb and Disability Treaties

by Erin Hunt [ Mines Action Canada ]

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Mines Action Canada has launched a new interactive online tool to explain and make connections among three groundbreaking international humanitarian treaties: the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and Their Destruction (also known at the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention or APMBC), the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions and the 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.

A screenshot of The-Treaties.org
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A screenshot of The-Treaties.org

Building on work conducted by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the Cluster Munition Coalition and other civil-society organizations, The-Treaties.org is an interactive website showcasing a series of videos, slide-show presentations, quizzes and illustrated guides, all developed by Mines Action Canada. Launched 9 January 2012, the website is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish, and aims to provide information about the three conventions and what they have in common. For example, the Know Your Rights infographic shows that the right to rehabilitation is outlined in the CCM and the CRPWD, and the Cartagena Action Plan of the APMBC.

These three conventions have created an important legal framework to protect civilians, strengthen victim assistance, and defend the rights of landmine and cluster-munition survivors, along with other persons with disabilities. This website is a unique resource to provide information on the rights of persons with disabilities and how that is connected to survivor assistance. 

For more information, please visit: http://the-treaties.org and http://minesactioncanada.org. J

Biography

Erin HuntErin Hunt is the International Youth Programme Officer at Mines Action Canada. She started her career under MAC’s Young Professional Internship Program with a placement at Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief in Uganda. Subsequently she worked on international youth peace-building projects and for a provincial government in Canada before returning to MAC in 2011.


Contact Information

Erin Hunt
Programme Officer
Mines Action Canada
PO Box 4668
Postal Stn E
Ottawa, ON K1S 5H8 / Canada
Tel: +1 613 241 3777
Skype: hunt.erinlynn
Email: erin@minesactioncanada.org
Website: http://minesactioncanada.org

 

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