In the past, inconsistent and inefficient methods of identifying and clearing mines and unexploded ordnance have wasted precious demining resources and left affected areas contaminated. In 2006, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Deming recognized the need for a more effective land-release process in the international mine-action community and subsequently developed the Land Release Project.
"The GICHD Land Release Project,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 12
, Article 30.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol12/iss2/30