Part I of this Essay addresses the issues of State responsibility for landmine removal. Part II discusses the various legal issues that landmine removal programs present. It does so by examining: (1) the international obligations that exist; (2) the domestic legal considerations; and (3) some of the issues facing governments who wish to remove landmines by the common measure of contracting out such work to third parties. The central question Part II considers is whether and how States can transfer the risks associated with landmine clearance to contractors.
Michael Polkinghorne and James Cockayne,
Dealing with the Risks and Responsibilities of Landmines and their Clearance,
25 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1187
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