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In 2011, Finland became the last European Union country to ratify the 1999 Ottawa Convention, which prohibits the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel landmines. Finland's ratification has lately come in for criticism domestically from some Finns who argue landmines could be ...

Instead, student activists from across Florida marched on the Tallahassee legislature, pouring on pressure for three solid weeks to see the legislation passed. The bill does not include their key demand: a ban on assault-style weapons whose primary use is anti-personnel. Florida governor Rick Scott says ...
Sri Lanka which acceded to the Convention on 13 December 2017 is one of the newest States Parties to the treaty banning the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines, calls for the destruction of these weapons and assistance to the victims of these artifacts of war. The Convention ...
Colombo - Welcoming Sri Lanka's engagement towards achieving a country free of anti-personnel mines and inviting its Government to take a leadership ... Sri Lanka's ambition to rid its territory of these weapons and returning contaminated land for normal use can be achieved in the not too distant future.
“A new nuclear arms race has moved the Doomsday Clock closer to Armageddon, but it has also started a new nuclear gold rush for those wanting to cash ... of this law and “exclude the financing of nuclear weapon producing companies as a whole, instead of only the activities related to nuclear weapons”.
A co-founder of the International Action Network on Small Arms, he also serves voluntarily as a consultant to the International Peace Bureau and on the ... Other alternatives to anti-personnel mine fields which exist are a combination of other weapons, such as command detonated mines combined with ...
Other red lines included weapons not compliant with international humanitarian law, like cluster munitions and anti-personnel landmines – as well as ... the proliferation of weapon systems in wartime and in situations with significant political tension" – and that "arms exports and transfers have an impact on ...
Neller also approved the addition of water purification systems at all levels, and the Marines are making plans to begin using the M27 improved automatic rifle instead of the M4 service rifle, the Carl Gustaf M3 multipurpose anti-armor/anti-personnel weapon system (MAAWS) instead of the traditional ...
Along with Welch, I feel it delusional to think that we require high-powered anti-personnel weapons in the hands of private citizens. However, we have had handheld machine guns and repeating rifles available for a hundred years and yet the phenomena of suicidal slaughter has become commonplace ...


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