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ERW Clearance, Risk Education, Victim Assistance, Advocacy and International Law, GICHD, 2014


Mine action is developing at a rapid pace and the sector has evolved in recent years with a continuous improvement of methodologies, the adoption of new approaches and a broadened scope.

The fifth edition of the Guide to Mine Action, published by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), addresses these developments. The publication aims to provide readers with an understanding of mine action (what it is, how it is regulated and how it has evolved over the years) as well as to describe how its components are managed in practice by the different actors in the sector. Given its descriptive and analytical parts, it is as relevant to diplomats as it is to practitioners on the ground.



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