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Statement on Compliance, Mine Ban Treaty intersessional meeting

We appreciate that the Committee on Cooperative Compliance continues to be diligent in carrying out its work, and that it reports on its efforts in such detail. Over the years, it has looked into allegations of use of antipersonnel mines by five States Parties, and has recommended “case closed” for two: Turkey and South Sudan. As we have just heard, the Committee continues to look at allegations regarding Sudan, Ukraine, and Yemen.  The common theme across all three for the past year – indeed since 2011 for Sudan and Yemen and 2014 for Ukraine—is that the situation remains unchanged, and that conflict…

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