National Implementation of IHL
Law on the elimination of anti-personnel mines, 1998
Loi n° 98-564 du 8 juillet 1998 tendant à l'élimination des mines antipersonnel

abrogated by : Ordonnance n°2004-1374 du 20 décembre 2004 - art. 5 (V) JORF 21 décembre 2004
Journal Officiel, No. 157, 9 July 1998, p. 10456, (last accessed on 02.05.2013)

French law No. 98-564 of 8 July 1998 implements the obligations contained in the Ottawa treaty banning anti-personnel mines. It comprehensively prohibits the use, development, production, stockpiling and transfer of such devices. Violations are criminalized. The law also requires the destruction of French stocks of anti-personnel mines by 31 December 2000. Mines kept for training purposes are not to exceed a total of 5,000. To ensure full implementation of the treaty, the law sets up a national commission which must report annually on matters of compliance. It also includes provisions for the operation of a fact-finding mission in France, in accordance with Article 8 of the treaty.

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