U.S. Reacts to Civil Society Outcry on Landmine Treaty Policy

In a statement Tuesday, the head of the U.S. delegation to the Second Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty informed participants that the Obama administration has begun a comprehensive landmine policy review. The statement came on the heels of an outcry by human rights and disarmament activists on Obama’s decision to not to sign the 10-year-old treaty banning anti-personnel landmines.   (Ploughshares Fund was one of the original supporters of the landmine ban campaign.)  On the rejection of the treaty, Heather Hurlburt of the National Security Network, “I think what you see is an administration that is genuinely committed to multilateralism and renewing international cooperation coming up against the hard limits of domestic politics and realities."




International Campaign to Ban Landmines