Turkmenistan joins Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, April 4 / Trend H.Hasanov /
The Turkmen Parliament considered and adopted the draft law "On accession to the Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War of November 28, 2003 to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects," a Turkmen official source said on Wednesday.
This convention is also called the Convention on the "inhumane" weapons. The document provides for the prohibition of the use of weapons that have indiscriminate effects, and weapons capable of causing unnecessary suffering or Excessive injuries to participants of warfare and the civilian population.
Protocols are supplemented to the convention.
In particular, Protocol No. 5 provides that each Contracting Party and party to an armed conflict shall mark and clear, remove or destroy explosive remnants of war in affected territories under its control.
In addition, the parties retain the information on the use of explosive ordnance or abandonment of explosive ordnance, to facilitate clearance. The Parties shall also take all feasible precautions in the territory under their control affected by explosive remnants of war to protect civilians and humanitarian missions.