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The States parties to APLC have agreed to consult and cooperate with each other with regard the implementation of the provisions of the Mine Ban Treaty, and to work together in a spirit of cooperation to facilitate compliance with their obligations under the Convention. For this purpose, Article 8 of the Convention provides for a series of steps that could be undertaken in order to clarify and resolve matters relating to compliance with the Convention, in particular, submitting requests for clarification by one or more States parties; making use of the UN Secretary-General's good offices; considering the matter at a Meeting of the States parties; or convening a Special Meeting of the States parties.

This article also provides for the establishment of fact finding missions in case additional clarification is required. For such purposes, the Secretary-General of the United Nations” shall prepare and update a list of the names, nationalities and other relevant data of qualified experts provided by States Parties and communicate it to all States Parties. Any expert included on this list shall be regarded as designated for all fact-finding missions unless a State Party declares its non-acceptance in writing” (Article 8, paragraph 9 of the Convention).

This section of the APLC website contains the Article 8(9) database, as well as the Registration form to be used by the States parties for communicating the names and other relevant data of their qualified experts. Please note that the Article 8(9) database is contained in a restricted part of the website which is reserved for the use of official representatives of APLC States parties only. Username and password are therefore requested to access the database.

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