Technical annex to the protocol on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of mines, booby-traps and other devices (Protocol II)
Guidelines on recording
Whenever an obligation for the recording of the location of minefields, mines and booby traps arises under the Protocol, the following guidelines shall be taken into account.
1. With regard to pre-planned minefields and large-scale and pre-planned use of booby traps:
(a) maps, diagrams or other records should be made in such a way as to indicate the extent of the minefield or booby-trapped area; and
(b) the location of the minefield or booby-trapped area should be specified by relation to the co-ordinates of a single reference point and by the estimated dimensions of the area containing mines and booby traps in relation to that single reference point.
2. With regard to other minefields, mines and booby traps laid or placed in position: In so far as possible, the relevant information specified in paragraph I above should be recorded so as to enable the areas containing minefields, mines and booby traps to be identified.