The Banning of Anti-Personnel Landmines: The Legal Contribution of the International Committee of the Red Cross

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c. take such measures as may be necessary to protect such personnel from the effects of mines, booby traps and other devices.
Consequential reshuffling of wording and change in numbering in certain subsequent paragraphs may be necessary.
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Paragraph 2 will be finalized in light of the final text of Article 9 b is.
8
The issue of a possible decision-making or a consultative mechanism will be further considered.
9
The self-destructing time needs to be further discussed in relation to the time of laying / time of activation.
10
Several delegations expressed the view that, whilst not agreeing to every provision of each proposal, the three alternatives A, B and C were not exclusive but complementary to each other.
11
Some delegations consider that elements of this text may be more appropriately addressed through amendment of the Convention, rather than of Protocol II. Further, this text is without prejudice to proposals for more frequent meetings of the Review Conference than currently provided for in the Convention.
12
The concept of a “Commission” proposed has not been accepted by a group of States.
13
A group of delegations considers that the concept of a “Commission” relates to and complements alternatives B and C.
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Alternative B has been presented as an alternative text to alternatives A and C and is, according to several delegations, the most appropriate. It is not complementary to any other proposal.
15
The concept of verification for this Protocol is not accepted by a group of countries.
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One delegation submitted in document CCW/CONF.I/GE/CRP.47 proposals elaborating on this text, which could be developed further.
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The proposals in Appendix II require further consideration.
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The proposal on Article 8 is further elaborated in CCW/CONF.I/GE/CRP.55.

Press Release
Vienna Conference on UN weapons Convention

ICRC Regrets Outcome on Landmine Issue but Welcomes New Ban on Blinding Laser Weapons


13 October 1995

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) deeply regrets that the Review Conference of the 1980 United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, held in Vienna over the past three weeks, was unable to agree on measures to prohibit or substantially restrict the use of landmines. This unfortunate outcome reflects both the overly complex technical nature of many of the proposals considered and an unwillingness on the part of many States to

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