Landmines

A land mine is an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets, ranging from combatants to vehicles and tanks, as they pass over or near it. Such a device is typically detonated automatically by way of pressure when a target steps on it or drives over it, although other detonation mechanisms are also sometimes used. A land mine may cause damage by direct blast effect, by fragments that are thrown by the blast, or by both. The use of land mines is controversial because of their potential as indiscriminate weapons. They …

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World Bank Group · 6 June 2024 English

This report examines the multiple urban crises and their responses, using Hiroshima as a case study. Hiroshima, which suffered tremendous damage from the atomic bombing at the end of World …

and reintegration of ex-combatants; addressing landmines; and building trust in fragmented communities—add


MP-IDSA: Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses · 30 May 2024 English

These victories led to the breakup of the Kyivan states, which remained under the dominion of the Golden Horde for a few centuries.10 It was during this period that the …

the challenging terrain, which was filled with landmines.76 Although the Ukrainian forces were able to built a massive defensive system that included landmines, ditches, artillery positions, and trenches to


EU: European Union · 28 May 2024 English

The purpose of this report is to provide relevant information for the assessment of applications for international protection, including refugee status and subsidiary protection, and in particular for use in …


UN: The United Nations · 24 May 2024 English

6 p.Adopted 14-0-1, 9634th meeting

premises and assets, including those involving landmines, explosive remnants of war, and improvised explosive


UN: The United Nations · 24 May 2024 English

6 p.

premises and assets, including those involving landmines, explosive remnants of war, and improvised explosive


UN: The United Nations · 21 May 2024 English

3 p.Transmits declaration of the 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, held in Baku, 1-3 May 2024.

climate change, armed conflicts, including landmines, improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordinances


UN: The United Nations · 16 May 2024 English

6 p.

2023, and information on efforts made to remove landmines and unexploded ordnance. * Adopted by


UN: The United Nations · 14 May 2024 English

16 p.

24-07305 4/16 Landmines and explosive remnants of war 12. Landmines and explosive remnants registered 96 victims of landmines and explosive remnants of war in 2023. Landmines and explosive remnants per cent increase in civilian casualties from landmines and explosive remnants of war, with 116 civilians


RAND Corporation · 8 May 2024 English

Improvements in Russian and Chinese counterspace capabilities could endanger the space-based capabilities that the United States relies on for a broad array of military and economic functions. In this report, …

mines and declined to sign the Anti- Personnel Landmines Convention to preserve its ability to use these Stohl, “Biden Administration Announces New APL Landmines Policy,” Stimson Center, June 24, 2022. On the “Emerging Customary Norms and Anti-Personnel Landmines,” in Christian Reus-Smit, ed., The Politics of


AIR Center: Center of Analysis of International Relations · 8 May 2024 English

The conditions that with partners, the fate of the Russian necessitated the peacekeepers' mission collapsed peacekeeping unit in Karabakh, given the changed following the removal of the Armenian separatist situation …

watershed moment in loss of civilian lives due to landmines and the history of the region. Hikmet Hajiyev in 2020, Azerbaijan the persistent threat of landmines. For the uncovered disturbing evidence of Armenia's inflicted severe with the devastating impact of landmines, both harm on the region's natural habitats, depleted resulting Azerbaijani territories, Armenia laid landmines from illicit construction and mining activities emerged as a major over 2,700 anti-personnel landmines produced in player in shaping the agenda of Central


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