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Landmine Injuries and Human Rights: The Terminology of Victims and Survivors

By Cameron Macauley

Abstract

“The words victim and survivor are not interchangeable. The word victim refers to someone who is the object of abuse and as such implies helplessness. It is correct to use victim when discussing someone who is injured by a landmine, but not someone who is in the process of recovering, since we do not consider that person to be helpless.”~ Jerry White, co-founder of Landmine Survivors Network, November 200

Topics: Journal, 17.3, 2013, Landmine, Injuries, Human Rights, Victim Assistance, Survivors, Cameron Macauley, CISR, ERW, Mine Action, CWD, Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration, Peace and Conflict Studies, Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publisher: JMU Scholarly Commons
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:commons.lib.jmu.edu:cisr-journal-1105

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