In 1997 the international Mine Ban Treaty came into being. To date, well over 160 countries have joined, including all European Union countries. A large number of member states to the Mine Ban Treaty have destroyed their stockpiles, together adding up to more than 48 million destroyed landmines. Moreover, the States Parties are under the obligation to clear land that is contaminated by landmines to prevent future humanitarian harm.
Activities & results
The latest Landmine Monitor's research shows that over the past five years, clearance operations have resulted in the clearance of approximately 973km2 of mined area and the destruction of more than 1.48 million antipersonnel mines.