08 January 2015
Tim Carstairs (c) Geneva Call
The ICBL-CMC is deeply saddened by the death on 6 January of Mr. Tim Carstairs, following a long illness. Tim attended the meeting in New York that created the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) in October 1992. He went on to make many contributions to the banning of antipersonnel landmines as well as their clearance and victim assistance through his work with Handicap International, the UK Working Group on Landmines, Mines Advisory Group, and most recently through his work with Geneva Call. Throughout his career, Tim was dedicated to the campaign against landmines as well as broader humanitarian goals.
Our thoughts are with his family and for the many people his life touched. Tim will be remembered and greatly missed by ICBL-CMC campaigners all over the world. May he rest in peace.