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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 folder2.5 Ensuring compliance with the treaty
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View the document2.5.1 Reporting on implementation
View the document2.5.2 Settling disputes
View the document2.5.3 Resolving doubts about compliance
View the document2.5.4 National efforts to prevent violations
View the document2.5.5 Reviewing implementation of the treaty
View the document2.5.6 Strengthening and updating the treaty


Regrettably, even formal adherence to a treaty in force is not always enough to guarantee that all of its provisions will be fully respected. For this reason, the Ottawa treaty provides for a number of mechanisms to promote implementation and resolve disputes. These include a requirement for each country to report regularly on action taken to implement the obligations laid down in the treaty: a duty to cooperate in settling disputes; legal, administrative and other measures to be taken nationally to prevent violations; and regular meetings to review the effectiveness of the treaty and its implementation (see Arts 7 to 13).