This document is intended to assist governments,
mine action professionals and others to develop national legislation to
coordinate and regulate "mine action" in a country affected by
landmines and/or unexploded ordnance (UXO). It identifies the principal
elements to be included in such a law and the issues which should be considered
in its preparation.
The information in this document is
based upon the conclusions and recommendations of A Study of National Mine
Action Legislation, published by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian
Demining (GICHD) in 2003.