With clearance deadlines for States Parties to the Ottawa Convention approaching or having passed, and available humanitarian aid being spread among an exploding number of worthy activities, should mine-action programs be held to the stringent letter of the Convention? The author posits that, with a simple solution, States Parties can fulfill the spirit of the agreement while eliminating costly, time-consuming and inefficient clearance obligations.
"Amending the Ottawa Convention: A Way Forward,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 13
, Article 2.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol13/iss3/2