|Banning Anti-Personnel Mines - The Ottawa Treaty Explained (International Committee of the Red Cross , 1998, 24 p.)|
|2. The Ottawa treaty|
|2.5 Ensuring compliance with the treaty|
In order to promote openness and confidence that the treaty is being implemented, each country adhering to it must provide the UN Secretary-General with an annual report concerning the action it has taken to comply with its provisions (see Art. 7). This report must include the following information:
· the total number and the types of anti-personnel mines it has stockpiled;
· the progress of its mine-destruction programmes, including the total number and the types of mines destroyed;
· the total number and the types of mines kept for training purposes;
· the technical characteristics of each type of mine it has produced in the past;
· the location of all mined areas under its jurisdiction or control; information on the type, quantity and age of the mines laid there (to the extent known); and the measures taken to warn the civilian population;
· the national measures, such as legislation or administrative regulations, taken to prevent and suppress violations of the treaty.
The first report must be submitted as soon as practicable, but no later than 180 days after the date on which a country becomes a State Party- to the treaty.