The Lebanon Mine Action Centre (LMAC) and its national and international partners continued to make progress in mine clearance in 2022, although mine clearance output fell for the fourth consecutive year, attributed largely to cuts in international funding.
- Lebanon should accede to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) as a matter of priority.
- Lebanon should clear anti-personnel (AP) mines in areas under its jurisdiction or control as soon as possible, consonant with its obligations under international human rights law.
- Wherever possible, evidence-based non-technical survey (NTS) and technical survey (TS) should be used to define areas of mine contamination more accurately prior to initiating clearance. This is particularly important in non-pattern minefields, such as the mined areas in Mount Lebanon.
- Where appropriate, LMAC should consider using demining machinery and mine detection dogs (MDDs) as primary as well as secondary clearance assets. LMAC should amend the national mine action standards (NMAS) to enable this.
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