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The Ottawa treaty: towards a world free of anti-personnel mines

31-12-1999 Film Ref. V-F-CR-F-00434

In order to overcome one of the most serious problems of our times, the international community signed a treaty in Ottawa outlawing an invisible enemy that strikes blindly: anti-personnel mines. This informative documentary reviews the prohibitions – on the use, development, stockpiling and transfer of anti-personnel mines – and the obligations instituted by the treaty: the destruction of existing stockpiles, the clearance of mine-infested areas and the setting up of preventions and assistance programmes. It serves to remind us that the treaty's provisions represent a complete plan of action eradicating this scourge – an objective that can only be reached if the treaty is actually applied on the ground.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 1999
  • Running time: 14 min
  • Languages available: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese
  • Type of product: DVD
  • Price: CHf 5.-
  • Reference: V-F-CR-F-00434