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Report of the ICRC for the review conference of the 1980 UN conventions on Prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects

30-04-1994 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 299

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
PART I : THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE REVIEW CONFERENCE IN THE CONTEXT OF PRESENT-DAY ARMED CONFLICTS AND WEAPON DEVELOPMENTS  

I. The importance of the 1980 Convention and the role of the Review Conference 

II. The need for regular review of the 1980 Convention 

Ill. The need for a reinforcement of the complementary roles of international humanitarian law and arms control law in the light of present circumstances 

IV. The role of the International Committee of the Red Cross

 
PART II : MINES  

Section I: Humanitarian, legal and military aspects of landmines: need for thorough discussion 

Section ll: Analysis of various proposed amendments to Protocol II 

I. Proposals suggesting the prohibition of the use of certain types of mines 

II. Proposals on further regulations on how mines are used during an armed conflict and cleared after hostilities

 
PART III : SUBJECTS RELATED TO THE CONVENTION ITSELF AND TO POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS  

Section I: Possible amendments to the Convention 

II. The introduction of implementation mechanisms 

II. Extension of the scope of application of the Convention to non-intemational armed conflicts 

Section II: Speciric weapons 

I. Blinding weapons 

II. Unexploded sub-munitions 

III. Small-calibre weapon systems 

IV. Naval mines 

V. Future weapons 

Annex I: Results of the Montreux Symposium on antipersonnel mines  Annex II: Symposium of military experts on the military utility of anti-personnel mines  


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