|c. ||[No [anti-personnel] [mines], [booby-traps] and other devices may be
designed such that they will detonate by the operation of standard minesensing
3. Specifications for self-destructing anti-personnel minesAnti-personnel mines required by Article 4, paragraph 2 and Article 5 of this
Protocol to be self-destructing shall be designed and constructed so that no more
than [1 in every 1,000] activated will fail to self-destruct [after no more than 7–90
9 [and they shall have a [back-up feature] [self-deactivation feature],
designed and constructed so that the mine will no longer function as a mine
[30–365 days, with a reliability of 1 in every 1,000 surviving mines] [as soon as
feasible] if the self-destruction mechanism fails.]
4. International signs for minefields and mined areasSigns similar to the example in Annex A shall be utilized in the marking of
minefields and mined areas. Each sign [shall] [should] meet the following criteria
to ensure its visibility and recognition by the civilian population:
|a. ||Size and shape: a triangle or square no smaller than 28 centimetre
(11 inches) by 20 centimetres (7.9 inches) for a triangle, and 15 centimetres
(6 inches) per side for a square;|
|b. ||Colour: red or orange with a yellow reflecting border;|
|c. ||Symbol: the symbol illustrated in Annex A, or an alternative readily recognizable
in the area in which the sign is to be displayed as identifying a dangerous
|d. ||Language: the sign should contain the word “mines” in one of the six
official languages of this Convention (Arabic, Chinese, English, French,
Russian and Spanish) and the language(s) prevalent in that area;|
|e. ||Spacing: signs should be placed around the minefield or a mined area at a
distance sufficient to ensure their visibility at any point by a civilian approaching
APPENDIX I Proposals relating to verification and compliance
[Commission of States parties
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Book title: The Banning of Anti-Personnel Landmines: The Legal Contribution of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Contributors: Louis Maresca - Editor, Stuart Maslen - Editor.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press.
Place of publication: Cambridge, England.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 385.
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