The International Campaign to Ban Landmines was very specific in saying that there were to be no exceptions to the 10-year deadline placed in the Ottawa Convention. However, with the treaty’s first mine-clearance deadline quickly approaching in 2009 at least 15 countries have found they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Or have they?
"The Article 5 Extension Request Process,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 12
, Article 22.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol12/iss2/22