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Cluster munitions in Kosovo: Analysis of use, contamination and casualties
Landmine Action February 2007
This report provides a detailed analysis of the use of cluster munitions in Kosovo, the unexploded ordnance (UXO) contamination that resulted and the civilian casualties that were caused. Drawing upon three sources of primary data and a providing a structured analysis of key secondary sources, the report examines the claims and counterclaims of humanitarian organisations and of user governments. It also looks at how key governments responded to lessons learned from cluster munition use and impact in Kosovo.

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Anti-vehicle mines: Understanding the impact and managing the risk
A resource for security management
Landmine Action November 2006
This report provides an analysis of the direct impact of anti-vehicle mines on civilians, and shows how vulnerable populations can be isolated from much-needed aid and services when humanitarian agencies seek to avoid the threat from anti-vehicle mines. It provides information, tools and procedures for humanitarian agencies that can help them to reduce and minimise the risk from anti-vehicle mines, and therefore strike a balance between the need to ensure duty of care for their staff whilst continuing to deliver vital aid and humanitarian services to vulnerable communities. As such the report represents a resource for security management with regards to the threat presented by anti-vehicle mines.

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Foreseeable Harm: The use and impact of cluster munitions in Lebanon: 2006
Landmine Action October 2006
This new report from Landmine Action provides a detailed analysis of the impact of cluster munitions in Lebanon.  It shows not only the ongoing casualties caused by these weapons but also the severe impact of cluster munition contamination on agriculture, water supply and reconstruction.  The report highlights the failings of the international community to address the problems caused by these weapons and calls for new rules of international humanitarian law to prohibit the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions.

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Mine clearance money:  donors must take responsibility or risk funding war criminals
Landmine Action September 2006
This report on Bosnia and Herzegovina documents how millions in international demining funds were channelled to groups associated with indicted war criminals. The report also analyses the performance of private, profit-orientated companies competing for market share with charitable and non-profit demining groups.

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Failure to protect: A case for the prohibition of cluster munitions
Landmine Action August 2006
This report, launched during the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva, lays out the policy framework of Landmine Action in relation to cluster munitions. It provides the broad basis for Landmine Action's call for a prohibition on the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of these weapons.
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Out of balance
Landmine Action November 2005
This analysis of the UK government practices regarding cluster munitions and the implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL) reveals not just fundamental inadequacies of UK practice but also serious areas of concern for the broader IHL programme.
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A study of scrap metal collection in Lao PDR
GICHD September 2005
This report examines the relationship between the scrap metal trade and UXO accidents, and the different forms of response that currently work to mitigate such accidents in Lao PDR.
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Global survey 2003–2004 Explosive remnants of war and mines other than anti-personnel mines
Published March 2005
This report examines the impact of explosive remnants of war (ERW) and mines other than anti-personnel mines(MOTAPM) on civilian populations internationally.
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Protecting Civilians from Explosive Remnants of War
A guide to Providing Warnings under CCW Protocol V

Published September 2004
A guide intended to assist governments and their armed forces and international and non- governmental organisations in the appropriate delivery of risk education against explosive remnants of war. It is based on the experiences of humanitarian organisations in this field over the last 15 years.
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Protecting Civilians from Explosive Remnants of War
A guide to providing Risk Education under CCW Protocol V

Published September 2004
This guide focuses on the appropriate provision of warnings in an emergency situation.
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Explosive Remnants of War: unexploded ordnance and post-conflict communities
Published March 2002
Unexploded ordnance - cluster bombs, mortars, rockets and other munitions - are as big a problem as landmines in terms of death and injury for post-conflict communities. Unlike landmines, there is no legal obligation on the users of such explosive weapons to clear them up after the fighting. The report focuses on the impact of unexploded ordnance (UXO) on communities in Kosovo, Cambodia and Eritrea using statistics and case studies.
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Cluster bombs
Published August 2000
The first comprehensive report on the military effectiveness and impact on civilians of cluster bombs. The report questions the legality of using cluster bombs and condemns those (including the British Government) who continue to insist that the bombs have a failure rate of just five per cent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. A global moratorium on the manufacture and use of the weapons is called for, pending an agreement on new international law requiring users to clear them up after conflict.
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Civilian footsteps: forces exerted on the ground during everyday activities
Published May 2001
Study shows that a person can exert a ground force many times in excess of his or her own bodyweight, and easily in excess of a common anti-vehicle mine initiation pressure of 150 kg. A child weighing less than 40 kg can produce forces in excess of 450 kg by dropping from a height of less than half a metre.
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Alternative anti-personnel mines - the next generations
Published March 2001
Two years after the Ottawa Treaty banning anti-personnel mines came into force, NATO governments are investing in alternative mines that could be just as dangerous. They are also continuing to manufacture and use others that act like anti-personnel mines. Landmine Action identifies mines that are victim-activated and civilian-targeted in a number of countries including Britain. It looks at those in current stocks and in development, and questions their legality under the Ottawa Treaty and other international humanitarian law.
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ERW in Sri Lanka
Published May 2003
Case study of explosive remnants of war in Sri Lanka.
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ERW global survey
Published June 2003
Report on the worldwide problem of explosive remnants of war.
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