Morris Panner


Landmines: A Deadly Legacy (“ Deadly Legacy”) is both a powerful advocacy piece calling for an international ban on the production, stockpiling, trade, and use of landmines, as well as a compelling reference work carefully detailing what can only be deemed a global landmines crisis. The book, a joint effort of The Arms Project, a division of Human Rights Watch, and of Physicians for Human Rights, is the culmination of a three year effort, including extensive field research in such places as Cambodia, Angola, Mozambique, Iraqi Kurdistan, and northern Somalia, as well as documentary research drawing on previously classified U.S. Government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. This carefully documented work forcefully supports its central thesis, namely that existing international protocols are insufficient, and only a complete ban on the production and use of landmines will ease the landmine crisis and comport with international humanitarian law.