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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

2.5.4 National efforts to prevent violations

A State Party must do all it can to prevent and put an end to violations of the treaty- on territory over which it has jurisdiction or control, or by persons over whom it has jurisdiction or control (i.e. not only its own citizens but also those of other countries present on its territory) (see Art. 9). It is also required to adopt national laws or enact other administrative or regulatory measures to prevent and punish prohibited activities. Such action should, where appropriate, include criminal penalties for violation.