Practice Relating to Rule 83. Removal or Neutralization of Landmines
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book IV (Instruction of heads of division and company commanders):
II.2.3. Remotely-delivered mines
Remotely-delivered landmines can only be used in the area of a military objective, if their location can be precisely recorded and if they can be neutralized if they are no longer necessary for serving the military purpose for which they were placed in position.
Every mine must have:
- an effective automatic destruction or neutralization mechanism;
- a remotely-controlled mechanism designed to render harmless or destroy the mine.
In 1995, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Côte d’Ivoire stated that it welcomed the establishment of the UN fund for assistance in demining.