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Title

Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction

Document Type

Other

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Publication Date

9-18-1997

Keywords

Ottawa Convention, Convention, Prohibition, Stockpiling, Production, Transfer, Anti-Personnel Mines, destruction, casualties, landmine, anti-personnel mines, APMBC, law, mine action

Abstract

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction is the cornerstone of the international effort to end the suffering and casualties caused by anti-personnel mines.

The Convention was adopted on 18 September 1997 and it entered into force on 1 March 1999.

To date, 164 States have formally agreed to be bound by the Convention.

The Convention provides a framework for mine action, seeking both to end existing suffering and to prevent future suffering. It bans the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines.

In addition, States that accede to the Convention accept that they will destroy both stockpiled and emplaced anti-personnel mines, and assist the victims of landmines.

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