The Prohibition of Landmines: A Ten-Year Assessment

By Jeffrey Morton and Jacqueline C. Perez.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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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

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp.45-58. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.224MB).

Jeffrey Morton

Professor of International Law & Politics, Department of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University, Lake Worth, Florida, USA

Jeffrey S. Morton received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1995, specializing in International Law. The author of three books and numerous journal articles, Jeffrey Morton holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. He currently serves as the Director of the Jack Miller Forum for Civics Education.

Jacqueline C. Perez

Graduate Student, Political Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Jaqueline C. Perez is a Masters candidate in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. Her main research interests are international law and international relations.


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