Flooding Unearths Cambodian Landmines

Flooding Unearths Cambodian Landmines

Major flooding in Laos and Cambodia in the last few weeks has led to increased risk from landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERWs) in the region. Heavy rainfall in Laos led to the collapse of a large hydro-power dam in Attapeu province on July 24, forcing the...
The Defuser – July

The Defuser – July

The Canadian House of Commons passed Bill C-47 in June after much debate, bringing Canada one step closer to acceding to the UN Arms Trade Treaty. The Treaty, signed in 2014, is the first legally-binding international mechanism regulating the trade in conventional...
7th Annual Minesweeper Competition Announced

7th Annual Minesweeper Competition Announced

The next big thing in demining is robots. At least that’s the dream of the Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine Free World conference announced earlier this month. The 7th annual robotics competition will take place in Madrid, Spain in October 2018, in conjunction...
The Defuser – June

The Defuser – June

May marked the 10th anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Like landmines, cluster munitions were primarily banned because of their impact on civilians, and their violation of the principles of discrimination and proportionality. A total of 119...