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Paragraph 143(e)ii – Beijing Platform for Action. Chapter IV


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): The Good Men Project

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/08/17

Strategic objective E.2.

Reduce excessive military expenditures and control the availability of armaments

Actions to be taken

143. By Governments:

e. Recognizing that women and children are particularly affected by the indiscriminate use of anti-personnel land-mines:

ii. Undertake to strongly consider strengthening the Convention to promote a reduction in the casualties and intense suffering caused to the civilian population by the indiscriminate use of land-mines;

Beijing Declaration (1995)

Anti-personnel land-mines are intended for use against military personnel. People hired to defend and attack, to injure and kill, on behalf of the citizens of a country wearing the colours and coats of arms of the nation-state represented by them.

Sometimes, land-mines become indiscriminately used and, thus, create hazards for those without the basic knowledge and protections of military personnel involved in war. The personal armour fro protection from and military expertise for knowledge of anti-personnel land-mines. One thinks most viscerally of innocent women and children destroyed due to indiscriminate use of anti-personnel mines.

These can be hard to detect with the real numbers in a particular area estimated but, in reality, probably quite unknown in the real extent of their proliferation. The main emphasis in this section is the need to promote the Convention and strengthen it. If this is done, then this can be a framework upon which to put pressure on state actors – “governments” – to work on the removal of the anti-personnel land-mines.

Those reductions in the land-mines, in turn, lowering the theoretical number of casualties – the dead – and the amount of suffering inflicted on civilian populations in the midst of living their lives and happening to be affected by these weapons.

–(Updated 2018-11-10, only use the updated listing, please) One can find similar statements in other documents, conventions, declarations and so on, with the subsequent statements of equality or women’s rights:

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