Practice Relating to Rule 83. Removal or Neutralization of Landmines
Colombia’s Law Implementing the Ottawa Convention (2002) states:
The “National Humanitarian Missions for the verification of facts and the formulation of recommendations” have the following functions:
1. Carry out visits to places where the presence of anti-personnel mines has been established or is suspected.
2. Verify the existence of anti-personnel mines in the visited place by means of inspections and interviews.
6. Formulate recommendations and observations so that the State adopts all necessary measures as soon as possible to ensure the detected or suspected anti-personnel mines are properly marked and isolated until their destruction.