The 1997 Ottawa Convention defines a mine as "a munition designed to be placed under or near the ground or other surface area and to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of person or a vehicle." An AP mine is defined as "a mine designed to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a person and that will incapacitate, injure or kill one or more persons."
Wambua, Paul; Pirlont, Marc; and Verpoest, Ignaas
"Protection Against Secondary Fragmentation From AP Mines Based on Natural Fibre Composites,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 9
, Article 49.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol9/iss1/49