Practice Relating to Rule 81. Restrictions on the Use of Landmines
Upon accession to the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, the Holy See declared:
The Holy See … reiterates the objective hoped for by many parties: an agreement that would totally ban anti-personnel mines, the effects of which are tragically well-known.
In this regard, the Holy See considers that the modifications made so far in the second Protocol are insufficient and inadequate. It wishes, by means of its own accession to the Convention, to offer support to every effort aimed at effectively banning anti-personnel mines.