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Despite huge civilian casualties, U.S. still won’t support international ban on landmines

The United States is still not ready to commit to an international treaty banning landmines which has been signed by more than 160 countries, a US official said on Monday. Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention are being urged at a conference in Mozambique to commit to ensuring no…

Hollywood tries to weaken copyright treaty for blind people

Treaty to make copyrighted works available for visually impaired people – 90% of whom live in global south – coming up against film lobby Negotiators from 186 countries are in Marrakech this week trying to hammer out the text of an international treaty that aims to make copyrighted works more readily available…