Practice Relating to Rule 83. Removal or Neutralization of Landmines
In 1995, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Poland stated that it had “pledged to make an important contribution to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Clearance”.
In 2008, in a letter to the Managing Director of the Polish Red Cross, Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs stated:
In response to your letter … concerning the ratification by the Republic of Poland of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, which had been adopted in Oslo on 18 September 1997 (Ottawa Convention), I would like to provide the following information.
For Poland, becoming signatory to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention on 4 December 1997 gave rise to certain consequences under international law, including the obligation not to undertake any actions which could conflict with the contents or objectives of the Convention. …
Poland also supports the  United Nations General Assembly Resolution on assistance in mine clearance …
For more than a decade, Poland has been providing assistance in mitigating the impact of the mine crisis across the world, participating in mine clearance activities in post-conflict areas, as part of peacekeeping and stability-building efforts. Polish sappers have played a significant role in international activities to clear and disarm mines … At the moment, approximately 100 sappers are directly involved in a variety of peacekeeping missions beyond Poland’s borders, clearing mines … The related costs are estimated at over 1 million euros per year.