Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

Facilitation and Clarification of Compliance, Article 8 List of Qualified Experts

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The States parties to APLC have agreed to consult and cooperate with each other with regard the implementation of the provisions of the Mine Ban Treaty, and to work together in a spirit of cooperation to facilitate compliance with their obligations under the Convention. For this purpose, Article 8 of the Convention provides for a series of steps that could be undertaken in order to clarify and resolve matters relating to compliance with the Convention, in particular, submitting requests for clarification by one or more States parties; making use of the UN Secretary-General's good offices; considering the matter at a Meeting of the States parties; or convening a Special Meeting of the States parties.

This article also provides for the establishment of fact finding missions in case additional clarification is required. For such purposes, the Secretary-General of the United Nations

"shall prepare and update a list of the names, nationalities and other relevant data of qualified experts provided by States Parties and communicate it to all States Parties. Any expert included on this list shall be regarded as designated for all fact-finding missions unless a State Party declares its non-acceptance in writing"
Article 8, paragraph 9 of the Convention

The List of Experts

Access to the List of Experts is restricted to official representatives of States Parties to the Mine Ban Convention.

Usernames and passwords are issued and forwarded to all APLC States Parties by the APLC Secretariat with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, Geneva branch. If you have not received or if you have lost your username and password, please contact us using the contact information at the bottom of this page. Please note that all requests for access to the restricted area will have to be authenticated by a permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva or New York.

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Registration form

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 8 of the Mine Ban Convention, the Office for Disarmament Affairs (Geneva Branch) is maintaining a roster of qualified experts, whose names have been communicated by the APLC States parties to the Secretary-General of the United Nations at his/her invitation. The relevant note verbal by the Secretary-General was circulated in 2012, as follows:

For communicating the names of their qualified experts, the States parties to the APLC may use the registration form, as follows:

The names of the qualified experts, as well as all other relevant data should be forwarded to:

APLC Secretariat
Office for Disarmament Affairs (Geneva Branch)
Palais des Nations, room C-113.1
Avenue de la Paix 8-14
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Fax: 41-22-917-0034