Land mine

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A weapon which is semi-buried in the ground until activated, e.g. by a footfall.

A land mine.

Diana Spencer in Angola highlighting the danger of land mines.

Ottawa Treaty

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Once in the final stages leading into the treaty, the Ottawa Treaty was ardently championed by Diana, Princess of Wales. In January 1997, she visited Angola and walked near a minefield to dramatize its dangers.[1] In January 1997, Angola's population was approximately 10 million and had about 10–20 million land mines in place from its civil war.[2] In August 1997, she visited Bosnia with the Landmine Survivors Network. Her work with landmines focused on the injuries and deaths inflicted on children. When the Second Reading of the Landmines Bill took place in 1998 in the British House of Commons, Foreign Secretary Robin Cook praised Diana and paid tribute to her work on landmines.[3]



References

  1. Landler, Mark (7 May 2010). "White House Is Being Pressed to Reverse Course and Join Land Mine Ban". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. "Angola's Landmines". Gurukul.ucc.american.edu. Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "Charity – Diana, Princess of Wales". Dianacelebration.com. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").


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