"Mine" means any ammunition placed under, on or near the ground or other surface area and designed to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a person or vehicle.
"Remotely-delivered mine" means a mine not directly emplaced but delivered by artillery, missile, rocket, mortar, or similar means, or dropped from an aircraft.
 Mines may be anti-personnel or anti-vehicle. Current regulations prohibit or restrict the use of landmines, booby-traps or other devices.

See also Weapons



CIHL, 80 (booby-traps) and 81-83 (landmines)




Suggested readings:
CARNAHAN Burrus, “The Law of Land Mine Warfare: Protocol II to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons”, in Military Law Review, Vol. 105, 1984, p. 73-95.
CAUDERAY Gérald C., “Anti-Personnel Mines”, in IRRC, No. 295, July-August 1993, pp. 273-287.
MARESCA Louis & MASLEN Stuart (eds), The Banning of Anti-Personnel Landmines: The Legal Contribution of the International Committee of the Red Cross [1955-1999], Cambridge, CUP, 2000, 670 pp.
MASLEN Stuart, Anti-Personnel Mines under Humanitarian Law: A View from the Vanishing Point, Antwerp, Intersentia, Transnational Publishers, 2001, 327 pp.
MASLEN Stuart & HERBY Peter, “An International Ban on Anti-Personnel Mines: History and Negociation of the ‘Ottawa Treaty’”, in IRRC, No. 325, December 1998, pp. 693-713.
PETERS Ann, “Landmines in the 21st Century”, in International Relations, Vol. 13, 1996, pp. 37-50.
Further readings:
DOSWALD-BECK Louise & CAUDERAY Gérald C., “The Development of New Anti-Personnel Weapons”, in IRRC, No. 279, November-December 1990, pp. 565-577.
“Landmines Must be Stopped”, in ICRC, September 1995, 65 pp.