The Mine Ban Convention sought to prohibit the use, production, transfer and sale of anti-personnel landmines. The treaty also requires Parties to remove all of their anti-personnel landmines within a designated time. This paper examines the progress of the global demining campaign ten years after its entry into force. The focus of this paper is on the mine stockpile destruction requirement of the treaty. In addition to the compliance formula used by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), this paper presents the data in an alternative way in order to more clearly assess the extent to which states party to the convention have complied with Article 4 obligations to destory their mine stockpiles.
Progress towards global demining is evaluated using reports and statistics provided by the Landmine Report, which is produced annually by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. In addition to providing an assessment of the current state of demining, this paper provides guidelines for the full realization of the ambitions and goals of the Ottawa Convention.
|Keywords:||Landmines, Ottawa Convention, International Law|
Professor of International Law & Politics, Department of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University, Lake Worth, Florida, USA
Graduate Student, Political Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
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