Kosovo and the 1997 Landmines Treaty

Tasneem Jamal

Author Mary Foster The Ploughshares Monitor September 1999 Volume 20 Issue 3 This text was excerpted from a longer paper available from Mines Action Canada (MAC), where Mary Foster is a staffperson. The views expressed in this paper are her own. The 1997 Landmines Treaty has been celebrated as a humanitarian achievement towards ending the grievous impact of landmines. How did …

Keeping the Promise of Peace

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 98-10 This document appeared in the London Free Press, November 7, 1998  “Never again!” That is the compellingly simple promise that brings Canadians to cenotaphs each November 11th. It is an annual ritual of ceremonial remembrance that rekindles in our collective awareness wrenching mixtures of nostalgic recollection and searing loss. And at its best, Remembrance Day transforms the horrors …

Ottawa Process Delivers Prompt Result: A “People’s Treaty” to Ban Landmines

Kenneth Epps

Authors Ernie Regehr and Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor December 1997 Volume 18 Issue 4 Staff members Ken Epps and Ernie Regehr attended the conference on behalf of Ploughshares. Amidst cheers and tears, on December 3 Canada became the first country both to sign and to ratify the new international treaty banning anti-personnel mines. Watched by an estimated 1700 delegates representing …

Ottawa Landmines Conference Highlight: Landmine Ban Proposed

Tasneem Jamal

Author Celina Tuttle The Ploughshares Monitor December 1996 Volume 17 Issue 4 Anti-personnel (AP) landmines may soon be things of the past. It may take a few years and a lot of negotiation but discussions for a global ban on the weapons are underway. Private citizens and organizations working to ban the production, export, stockpiling, and use of AP mines are …