Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security looks at accomplishments and setbacks in the crucial first decade of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Edited by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams and two other long-time leaders of the mine ban movement, Stephen Goose and Mary Wareham, this book features contributions by grassroots activists, diplomatic negotiators, mine survivors, arms experts, and human rights defenders.
Jody Williams is a Nobel Peace laureate and a founder and chair of the Nobel Women's Initiative. A distinguished visiting professor at the University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work since 2003, she currently holds the Cele and Sam Keeper endowed professorship in peace and social justice. Williams was the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), and she has served as an ICBL ambassador since 1998. Steve Goose is executive director of the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch. He has played critical roles in securing the 1997 treaty banning antipersonnel mines, the 1995 protocol banning blinding laser weapons, and the 2003 protocol on explosive remnants of war. Goose has served as the head of delegation for the ICBL to every Mine Ban Treaty meeting since 1998, and he helped create ICBL's civil society monitoring initiative, Landmine Monitor. Mary Wareham is advocacy director of Oxfam New Zealand. She was part of the team that spearhead the movement to secure the international treaty prohibiting antipersonnel mines in 1997, and she went on to oversee the creation of the highly acclaimed Landmine Monitor research initiative by the ICBL and make an award-winning documentary film entitled Disarm.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Banning Landmines and Beyond Part 3 Part I. Banning Landmines Chapter 4 Chapter 2. A Beacon of Light: The Mine Ban Treaty since 1997 Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Still Alive and Kicking: The International Campaign to Ban Landmines Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Evidence-Based Advocacy: Civil Society Monitoring of the Mine Ban Treaty Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Surround the Cities with the Villages: Universalization of the Mine Ban Treaty Chapter 8 Chapter 6. An Emphasis on Action: The Mine Ban Treaty's Implementation Mechanisms Chapter 9 Chapter 7. Goodwill Yields Good Results: Cooperative Compliance and the Mine Ban Treaty Chapter 10 Chapter 8. An Indispensable Tool: The Mine Ban Treat and Mine Action Chapter 11 Chapter 9. Beyond the Rhetoric: The Mine Ban Treaty and Victim Assistance Chapter 12 Chapter 10. Outside the Treaty not the Norm: Non-State Armed Actors and the Landmine Ban Part 13 Part II. Beyond Landmines Chapter 14 Chapter 11. Citizen Diplomacy and the Ottawa Process: A Lasting Model? Chapter 15 Chapter 12. Unacceptable Behavior: How Norms are Established Chapter 16 Chapter 13. Cluster Munitions in the Crosshairs: In Pursuit of a Prohibition Chapter 17 Chapter 14. Nothing About Us Without Us: Securing the Disability Rights Convention Chapter 18 Chapter 15. Tackling Disarmament Challenges Chapter 19 Chapter 16. New Approaches in a Changing World: The Human Security Agenda Chapter 20 Appendix. 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and Its Status