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Sri Lanka Joins Global Landmine Ban

Expand The Broken Chair, a statue in support of the bans on landmines and cluster munitions, stands outside the United Nations in Geneva. © 2017 Mary Wareham/Human Rights Watch (New York) – Sri Lanka joined the international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines on December 13, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The action is especially significant because Sri Lanka used antipersonnel mines in the past and has since undertaken an extensive, ongoing mine clearance effort. “Sri Lanka’s accession should spur other nations that haven’t joined the landmine treaty to take another look at why…

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