Patrick Leahy Statement On The 25th Anniversary Of The Ottawa Landmine Treaty


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(Patrick Leahy) Tomorrow (December 3) marks the 25th anniversary of the Ottawa Treaty banning the use, stockpiling, production, and transfer of anti-personnel landmines. 

That historic achievement was thanks to the leadership, vision, and persistence of Lloyd Axworthy, Canada’s Foreign Minister, and countless civil society advocates around the world. 

The Ottawa Treaty has dramatically reduced the number of landmine casualties.  By almost every measure, it has been a resounding success.  But we also know that landmines continue to cause death and terrible injuries to people in dozens of countries – often where medical care is non-existent or in short supply.

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Published: Saturday, December 3, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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