Ken Rutherford was injured in Somalia by a landmine while working for the International Rescue Committee. Both of his legs eventually had to be amputated. In 1995, together with Jerry White, Rutherford co-founded the Landmine Survivors Network which went on to become Survivor Corps. Rutherford was a prominent member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and instrumental in the process to agree the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on Cluster Munitions. He is now the Director of the Centre for International Stabilisations and Recovery at James Madison University, working on post-conflict projects in a wide range of countries.
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