Each State Party to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) that knows or suspects it has areas under its jurisdiction or control that contain anti-personnel (AP) mines has a clear deadline to locate and destroy those mines. According to Article 5(1), upon becoming party to the APMBC, a State must complete clearance within ten years, unless the deadline is pushed back in an agreement from the other States Parties at an annual meeting or five-yearly review conference.
"Implementing International Obligations to Clear Mines,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 20
, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol20/iss2/3