Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction

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United Nations
18 September 1997 (Oslo, Norway)
Entered into force:
1 March 1999
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to put an end to the suffering and casualties caused by anti-personnel mines, that kill or maim hundreds of people every week, mostly innocent and defenceless civilians and especially children, obstruct economic development and reconstruction, inhibit the repatriation of refugees and internally displaced persons, and have other severe consequences for years after emplacement


Article 1: General obligations
Article 2: Definitions
Article 3: Exceptions
Article 4: Destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines
Article 5: Destruction of anti-personnel mines in mined areas
Article 6: International cooperation and assistance
Article 7: Transparency measures
Article 8: Facilitation and clarification of compliance
Article 9: National implementation measures
Article 10: Settlement of disputes
Article 11: Meetings of the States Parties
Article 12: Review Conferences
Article 13: Amendments
Article 14: Costs
Article 15: Signature
Article 16: Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession
Article 17: Entry into force
Article 18: Provisional application
Article 19: Reservations
Article 20: Duration and withdrawal
Article 21: Depositary
Article 22: Authentic texts
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