Mine Action with a Human Face

 Based on my field research on mine action programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Sudan and extensive interviews with people with experience in other countries, I believe that in order to truly secure people from the threat of mines and UXO, demining programs must be guided by clear principles.  Based on, but expanded from, the ‘Bad Honnef Framework‘, I believe mine action programs should be based upon:

 

1. Doing no harm
2. Protecting the vulnerable
3. Participation
4. Stewardship
5. Building peace

 

To read my discussion paper about this, click here.

 

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~ by Matthew Bolton on 29 July 2008.

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