11 Mines, Booby-Traps, and Other Devices
William H. Boothby
- Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — International criminal law, victims — Warfare, land — Weapons control — Weapons, conventional
Developments in treaty law starting in 1980 have produced a complex selection of treaties and a Declaration all addressing mines, booby-traps and other devices. Chapter 11 takes each of these instruments in turn explaining the relevant provisions and thereby seeks to demonstrate how the legally complex array of rules inter-relates. The discussion shows how rules in this area have developed from what were essentially reflections of contemporary doctrine in the 1980 Protocol II to more definitive and technologically-based requirements in the Amended Protocol, thereafter culminating in the comprehensive ban of anti-personnel mines in the Ottawa Convention. The legal status of the 2006 CCW Declaration on Mines other than Anti-personnel Mines is also considered.