Author Archives: Valerie Pacer

An Out of This World Treaty

By ACA Intern Valerie Pacer In 2011, China will launch a permanent space station. On August 17, China announced that they had finished constructing the first module and it will now undergo testing. When the space station is launched, it … Continue reading

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Convention on Cluster Munitions Enters into Force without U.S. Signature

By ACA Intern Valerie Pacer The Convention on Cluster Munitions entered into force on August 1, 2010 with thirty-eight ratifications and one hundred and eight signatories. The United States, Russia, China, India, Brazil are just some of the many states … Continue reading

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The Mine Ban Treaty: A Treaty to Join

By ACA Intern Valerie Pacer The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (also known as the Mine Ban Treaty and the Ottawa Convention), enjoys widespread international support.  One hundred and fifty-six … Continue reading

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