In 2018, Montenegro recommenced survey and clearance of the relatively small amount of area still contaminated with cluster munition remnants (CMR). The land release project, implemented with the support of Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), aims to complete CMR clearance by 1 August 2020: Montenegro’s Article 4 deadline.
- Montenegro should ensure that CMR survey and clearance operations meet its August 2020 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) Article 4 deadline.
- If Montenegro begins to fall behind schedule on the project workplan, it should seek to increase clearance capacity immediately, making use of the additional clearance team which NPA has reported can be made available if required.
- However, if at any stage and for whatever reason, Montenegro believes it will not be in a position to complete CMR clearance by 1 August 2020, it must submit an Article 4 extension request immediately for consideration at the CCM Ninth Meeting of States Parties.