The Convention on Cluster Munitions contains various measures and mechanisms for promoting its implementation and ensuring compliance with its provisions. Some of these may necessitate the adoption of States Parties of domestic legislation and administrative regulations.
This may involve the adoption of criminal legislation, including the imposition of penal sanctions, to ensure respect for the Convention’s provisions within their territory and by persons under their jurisdiction or control. It may also require issuing administrative instructions to the armed forces and introducing changes in military doctrine, policies and training.
This checklist provides guidance for States on the legal/regulatory/administrative framework necessary to ensure implementation of the Convention, as well as good practices and is complementary to the ICRC Model Law.