The antipersonnel landmine dilemma

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While the arms control process reaches a pause, the antipersonnel landmine sphere, characterized since the 1980s by an inflation of rules, seems to be an exception. However, such a dynamic is due to the singular trajectory of a debate, likely to evolve in relation to its humanitarian grounds, enriched with a development dimension, rather than in relation with disarmament goals. Yet, the frontier between both these approaches tends at times to become blurred, involving two distinct dynamics (regulating or banning) that, nevertheless, possess a notable complementary quality. – Summary AFRI-2004