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Letter to the Editor

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I was dismayed to read Dennis Barlow’s editorial “Amending the Ottawa Convention: A Way Forward,” in the Winter 2009 edition of The Journal of ERW and Mine Action. The idea of weakening one of the core provisions of this highly effective treaty should raise alarm bells throughout the mine-action community. The treaty as it stands provides the best protection for civilians living in mine-affected countries without placing an undue burden on their governments.

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