Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines

  • Performance

    Not Applicable

Recommendations for Action

  • The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) should accede to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) as a matter of priority.
  • Despite not yet being a State Party to the APMBC, Lao PDR has obligations under international human rights law to clear landmines in areas under its jurisdiction or control as soon as possible.
  • In light of the continuing reports by clearance operators of anti-personnel mines being encountered during cluster munition remnant survey (CMRS), the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) should consider convening a sector-wide meeting to discuss National Standards, accreditation, and procedures for addressing all mine (both anti-personnel and anti-vehicle) contamination.
  • Lao PDR should ensure that its Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA) database disaggregates data on landmines, distinguishing anti-personnel mines from anti-vehicle mines.

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