Landmine Monitor Report 2003

Toward a Mine-free World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9781564322876

Category: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction

Page: 826

View: 1943


Landmine monitor report

toward a mine-free world

Author: International Campaign to Ban Landmines

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mine Ban Treaty

Page: 1124

View: 9968


Socio-Economic Impacts of Landmines in Southern Kurdistan

Author: Almas Heshmati,Nabaz T. Khayyat

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443844489

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

View: 1504

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been massively contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance. This will continue to be a major obstacle for development and economic growth, particularly in the rural border communities. The mines were used systematically by the central Baathist government in its efforts to de-populate the Kurdistan Region and to weaken the Kurds’ demands for regional self-determination. This work investigates the magnitude of the landmine problem in the region, and the landmine action activities undertaken to rehabilitate, reconstruct, and develop the region. In addition to that, this work emphasizes the social, health, educational and economic impacts of landmines, as well as the legal consequences. In order to achieve the abovementioned objectives, this work is divided into fifteen chapters. After providing an introduction and background to the landmine problem, the authors discuss the scope of the problem, both in the Kurdistan Region and internationally. The methods of dealing with mines and their consequences are reviewed. The issues of landmine action, impact surveys, factors influencing the survey process, and mine actions activities are also discussed. A comprehensive review of the outcome of the problem of landmines in the Kurdistan Region has been conducted. The nature and characteristics of the problems faced by Kurds are discussed in more detailed form by looking at case studies. Here the economic, social, and health impacts of landmines in the region are assessed. The issues of the human, security, and political impacts of landmines are further addressed, followed by an assessment of mine action resources and its progress, education, and various preventive measures. Finally, a number of policy recommendations are provided to prevent the use of mines in the future, and to take legal action against landmine users for clearance, rehabilitation, and compensation issues.

Landmine Monitor Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 9781564323279

Category: Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction

Page: 1317

View: 4859


Mine action after Diana

progress in the struggle against landmines

Author: Stuart Maslen

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745322575

Category: Political Science

Page: 201

View: 6333

Outlines the global threat that mines present and the evolution of the mine action programme worldwide.

Jane's All the World's Aircraft

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane,Paul Jackson,Kenneth Munson,Lindsay Peacock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780710627452

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 968

View: 4252

Jane's All the World's Aircraft sets the standard in aviation reference. It provides exhaustive technical detail on over 1,000 civil and military aircraft currently being produced or under development by more than 560 companies. Photographs and line drawings aid recognition and comparison, giving you the ability to evaluate competitors, recognise trends in aerospace development, identify potential buyers and select business partners. You can check key specifi cations for any aircraft, including dimensions, performance, structure, landing gear, power plants and armaments. In addition, there are details of the world's aircraft manufacturers and their programmes, so you can identify key contracts, production rates, customers and order backlogs.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 8954

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Krieg als Dienstleistung

Private Militärfirmen zerstören die Demokratie

Author: Rolf Uesseler

Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag

ISBN: 3862841561

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 9755

Im letzten Jahrzehnt ist das private Kriegsgeschäft zu einer Wachstumsbranche geworden, die nicht nur Riesengewinne verbucht, sondern auch die Weltpolitik nachhaltig verändert. Private Militärfirmen operieren inzwischen auf allen Kontinenten und in allen Krisengebieten der Welt. Mehr als 1,5 Millionen Angestellte sind für sie tätig, der Irak-Krieg wäre ohne sie nicht denkbar. Sie haben mittlerweile Aufgaben übernommen, die einst in staatliche Hoheit fielen: das Ausspähen von Angriffszielen, die Entwicklung von Überwachungssoftware, Risikoanalysen, Spezialausbildungen für modernste Hightech-Waffensysteme, sogar die Ausführung von direkten Kampfeinsätzen. Ihre Dienste kann jeder in Anspruch nehmen, der sie bezahlen kann - Regierungen und Geheimdienste, aber auch Kriegsfürsten und Rebellengruppen.Rolf Uesseler analysiert umfassend dieses Phänomen. Er warnt eindringlich vor den Gefahren, die mit der schleichenden Privatisierung militärischer Konflikte einhergehen und stellt klare politische Forderungen auf.

Blueprint for Action

A Future Worth Creating

Author: Thomas P.M. Barnett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101652357

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 2306

The Pentagon's New Map was one of the most talked-about books of the year - a fundamental reexamination of war and peace in the post-9/11 world that provided a compelling vision of the future. Now, senior advisor and military analyst Thomas P.M. Barnett explores our possible long- and short-term relations with such nations and regions as Iran, Iraq, and the Middle East, China and North Korea, Latin America and Africa, while outlining the strategies to pursue, the entities to create, and the pitfalls to overcome. If his first book was "a compelling framework for confronting twenty-first century problems" (Business Week), Barnett's new book is something more - a powerful road map through a chaotic and uncertain world to "a future worth creating."

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare

Author: E. Kuhlmann,E. Annandale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295406

Category: Social Science

Page: 535

View: 7608

An authoritative, state-of-the-art collection that brings together key experts to provide an overview of the field. This new paperback edition includes 3 new chapters on human resources and health, end-of-life care and complementary and alternative medicine as well as thorough updates to the introduction and conclusion.