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An evaluation of GPS as a tool for humanitarian demining

Benrabah, Nathalie LU (2010) MRS300 20091
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to give an image of the importance of humanitarian demining, it's difficulties and to what extent GPS can be a tool for this. A human rights perspective is used towards this through the entire work for what IMAS gives the parameters. GPS is a tool among others in the humanitarian demining process. GPS can be a tool in humanitarian demining especially in mapping minefields and cleared areas. A perfect all round solution for humanitarian demining is not very likely because there are many factors; soil, climate, vegetation etc to be taken into account as well as a requirement of security for the deminers and achieving full clearance. The humanitarian demining process is slow, costly, dangerous but important as... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to give an image of the importance of humanitarian demining, it's difficulties and to what extent GPS can be a tool for this. A human rights perspective is used towards this through the entire work for what IMAS gives the parameters. GPS is a tool among others in the humanitarian demining process. GPS can be a tool in humanitarian demining especially in mapping minefields and cleared areas. A perfect all round solution for humanitarian demining is not very likely because there are many factors; soil, climate, vegetation etc to be taken into account as well as a requirement of security for the deminers and achieving full clearance. The humanitarian demining process is slow, costly, dangerous but important as the presence of landmines and other ERW are a threat and strain on civil society as for individuals. To be able to maintain trust and achieve a positive purpose after demining the principles of impartiality and neutrality are fundamental.
Landmines and ERW threatens life, safety health and livelihood as well as limit the access to natural resources. Children's right are especially affected. (Less)
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author
Benrabah, Nathalie LU
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course
MRS300 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Humanitarian Demining, IMAS, Human Rights, GPS, Mine Action, mänskliga rättigheter
language
English
id
1609330
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2010-07-28 16:44:08
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to give an image of the importance of humanitarian demining, it's difficulties and to what extent GPS can be a tool for this.  A human rights perspective is used towards this through the entire work for what IMAS gives the parameters. GPS is a tool among others in the humanitarian demining process. GPS can be a tool in humanitarian demining especially in mapping minefields and cleared areas. A perfect all round solution for humanitarian demining is not very likely because there are many factors; soil, climate, vegetation etc to be taken into account as well as a requirement of security for the deminers and achieving full clearance. The humanitarian demining process is slow, costly, dangerous but important as the presence of landmines and other ERW are a threat and strain on civil society as for individuals. To be able to maintain trust and achieve a positive purpose after demining the principles of impartiality and neutrality are fundamental. 
Landmines and ERW threatens life, safety health and livelihood as well as limit the access to natural resources. Children's right are especially affected.},
  author       = {Benrabah, Nathalie},
  keyword      = {Humanitarian Demining,IMAS,Human Rights,GPS,Mine Action,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {An evaluation of GPS as a tool for humanitarian demining},
  year         = {2010},
}