Mine Ban

The Landmine Ban Advocacy Forum welcomed participation of LTTE combatants at a global anti-landmine summit, adding that compliance could increase donor aid for landmine action. The Landmine Ban Advocacy Forum welcomed participation of LTTE combatants at a global anti-landmine summit, adding that compliance could increase donor aid for landmine action.

Geneva Call, an international humanitarian group held its first global review for signatories of its ‘Deed of Commitment’ (DOC) for a total ban on anti-personnel mines.

Held on November 1 and 2 in Geneva, the summit also saw two Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) combatants, not yet signatory to the pact, take part.

The conference tackles the challenges in implementing the DoC, how best to improve the process, share best practices and encourages new signatories to join the mine ban.

Geneva Call has been in talks with the LTTE to sign the Deed of Commitment – an assurance, though not legally binding, that it will not use landmines.

“Engaging Non State Actors in a complementary mine ban process is an essential component in solving the global landmine problem,” the locally based Landmine Ban Advocacy Forum