Under Article 5 of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction,States Parties are bound by a 10-year mine-clearance deadline. As the first clearance deadlines approach in March 2009, it is evident that several countries will not be able to meet their Ottawa-imposed deadlines.
"Special Report: The Looming Ottawa Deadlines,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 12
, Article 21.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol12/iss2/21