The purpose of this training is to review the relevant international legal framework as it specifically pertains to the work of national mine action directors, managers and external actors who are advising them. It focuses exclusively on the mine clearance, marking and risk reduction obligations found in relevant instruments of international humanitarian law as well as on related reporting obligations. It seeks to enhance the capacity of field based personnel in addressing such questions as:
- What mine action obligations have States accepted under various instruments of international law?
- What is completion under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention?
- What happens if a State cannot fulfil its mine clearance obligations under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in a ten year period?
- What must a State do if it is a party to both the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons’ Amended Landmines Protocol?
- How can international advisors support the fulfilment of legal obligations by States to whom they are providing advisory services?
- Articles 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
- Relevant aspects of Amended Protocol II and Protocol V of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
- A Guide to Mine Action (GICHD)*
- The Cartagena Action Plan 2010-2014 **