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Victim Assistance: Statements and Presentations

Monday 28 January

General Welcoming remarks

  • Representative of the President of the Third Meeting of States Parties (Nicaragua) Spanish PDF 73KB

Welcome and introduction by the Co-chairs

  • A review of achievements that have been made and agreed principles pertaining to victim assistance Ms. Cecilia Sanchez, Nicaragua, Past-Co-Chair of the Standing Committee Spanish PDF 75KB  

  • Summary outcomes from the planning Workshop of SCVA that took place in Ottawa, Canada, October 29-30, 2001 Ms. Mélanie Régimbal, Standing Committee Co-Chair, Canada PDF 39KB 

  • A consultative process for identifying new opportunities for the CVA PDF 84KB 
    Outline of the consultative process Mr. Martin Barber, UNMAS PDF 55KB 

South East Asia Regional Workshop on Victim Assistance: A summary of the methodology, process and outcomes

  • Mr. Pascal Torres, Handicap International: Methodological overview

  • Cambodia Mr. Ouk Sisovann, Disability Action Centre PDF 162KB
  • Thailand Mrs. V. Vanno, Director of Political Division of the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs PDF 54KB

Enhancing the inclusion of landmine survivors: An Update on the Raising the Voices of Landmine Survivors initiative.

  • Dr. Raquel Willerman, Landmine Survivors NetworkMeasuring progress in implementing the Convention
  • Video on mine victims presented by Luciano Loiacono-Clouet, Handicap International. Copies of the video can be obtained by sending an Email to va-report(at)handicap-international.org.
  • Measuring progress in implementing the Convention Ms. Sheree Bailey, Landmine Monitor Victim Assistance Coordinator PDF 54KB 
  • State responses to the UN Standard Rules on the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities Ms. Eva Sandborg, World Health Organization PDF 87KB

Critical issues and advancements in the medical care of landmine survivors

  • Sharing the lessons learned for the ICRC's program in Afghanistan Theo Verhoeff, ICRC PDF 48KB
  • Presentation of Life After Injury: A Manual for  Rehabilitation Workers Ms. Liz Hobbs, author PDF 140KB

Critical issues and advancements in the psychological and social rehabilitation of landmine survivors

  • Trauma recovery for Landmine Survivors: Research in progress at LSN - Dr. Raquel Willerman, Landmine Survivors Network PDF 386KB 
  • The Luena/Angola experience Mr. Sebastian Kasack, Medico International PDF 96KB


Tuesday 29 January

Critical issues and advancements in the physical rehabilitation of landmine survivors.

  • Configuring users and redefining relations – The utility of prosthetic innovations Ms. Rosy Cave, Landmine Action UK PDF 98KB
  • Prosthetics Services in Mine Affected Countries: Critical Issues Ms. Becky Jordan, Landmine Survivors Network PDF 65KB

Human Rights and Disability

  • Convención internacional para promover y proteger los derechos y la dignidad de las personas con discapacidad  Ms. Socorro Rovirosa, Mexico Spanish PDF 63KB  
  • Pour le développement d'un droit des victimes des mines antipersonnel Mr. Philippe Chabasse, Handicap International French PDF 71KB

An opportunity for interventions on other matters

  • Yemen Mr. Mansour Al Azi, Yemen Mine Action Center PDF 35KB 
  • Cambodia H.E. Sam Sotha, Royal Government of Cambodia Mine Action Authority on Victim Assistance PDF 51KB
  • Italy H.E. Mario E. Maiolini, Ambassador of Italy PDF 118KB