94. Terms relating to the prohibition of landmines.

The Landmines Act 1998 makes provision for the control of anti-personnel mines and for connected purposes. The Landmines Act 1998 implements the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction1.

The Act applies to various types of mines and components. An 'anti-personnel mine' is a landmine which is designed to be detonated by the presence, proximity or contact of an individual, and which is capable of incapacitating, injuring or killing an individual2. A 'component' of an anti-personnel mine is anything designed or adapted to form part of an anti-personnel mine3.