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Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War

Convention on Cluster Munitions - 2008

The Convention was concluded by the Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions on 30 May 2008.

Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty - 1997

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction was concluded by the Diplomatic Conference on an International Total Ban on Anti-Personnel Land Mines at Oslo on 18 September 1997.

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) - 1980

Adopted by the United Nations Conference on Prohibitions or Restrictions of the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, held in Geneva from 10 to 28 September 1979 and from 15 September to 10 October 1980. In 2001, the Convention was amended at the Second Review Conference of States Parties. 

Three protocols were annexed to the original convention. Two additional protocols were adopted in 1995 and 2003:

  • Protocol I: Non-Detectable Fragments (1980)
  • Protocol II: Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices (1980, amended in 1996)
  • Protocol III: Incendiary Weapons (1980)
  • Protocol IV: Blinding Laser Weapons (1995)
  • Protocol V: Explosive Remnants of War (2003)

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About this Guide

Created by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library & the UN Library Geneva in collaboration with UN Mine Action Service, this guide provides information on landmines, explosive remnants of war, & other weapons of societal disruption.

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