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close this bookBanning Anti-Personnel Mines - The Ottawa Treaty Explained (International Committee of the Red Cross , 1998, 24 p.)
close this folder2. The Ottawa treaty
close this folder2.3 Addressing the problem: mine clearance and assistance to victims
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View the document2.3.1 Clearing mined areas
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By proscribing the production, stockpiling, transfer and use of anti-personnel mines, the Ottawa treaty takes an important step in preventing the future deployment of these weapons. Yet, until the millions of anti-personnel mines already in the ground are cleared and destroyed, these devices will continue to pose a serious threat to populations in many regions of the world.