In 1997, many countries came together to pledge $500 million over five years to 'mine action' programmes to tackle the destruction caused by landmines. This book explores how effectively that money has been spent. Is the world a safer place as a result of the ban? Has international mine action been a success? What lessons have been learnt along the way? What are the challenges for the future? In short, what is the true extent of Princess Diana's legacy? Stuart Maslen assesses the effectiveness of mine awareness, mine clearance operations, victim assistance, international law and stockpile destruction. He outlines the global threat that mines present and the evolution of the mine action programme worldwide.
Stuart Maslen has a PhD in International Humanitarian Law. Richard Lloyd is the Director of Landmine Action, the UK base of the international campaign to ban landmines.
Foreword Introduction 1. The Global Threat 2. Mine Action Myths And Realities 3. The Evolution Of Mine Action: From Afghanistan To International Standards 4. The Evolution Of Mine Action 5. 'Doing The Job Right': The Basics Of Mine Action 6. The Art Of Managing Chaos: Mine Action Programming 7. Mine Action And Development: Doing The Right Job 8. A 'Who's Who' Of Mine Action 9. The Results Of The Audit Endnotes Select Bibliography Profiles Of Contributors Index