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Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) / Ottawa Convention / Mine Ban Treaty

Note: Provides for a complete ban on the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines (APMs) and on their destruction. For the purposes of IMAS documents, Article 5 of the APMBC lays down requirements for the destruction of APMs in mined areas. Article 6 details transparency measures required under the Treaty including information on the location of mined or suspected mined areas and measures taken to warn the local population.


Definitions listed in this page come from the IMAS 04.10 Glossary of mine action terms, definitions and abbreviations (Second Edition May 2013)

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