On November 13, 2002, the Government of Romania adopted a Decision on
some measures for implementation of the 1997 Convention on the
Prohibition of Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of
Anti-personnel Mines and Their Destruction (The Ottawa Convention).
The Decision provides for measures and tasks to be undertaken by the
Romanian Governmental Agencies and public institutions involved in the
A number of prohibitions applicable to both individual and legal
persons are set forth, such as:
Prohibition to develop, obtain, detain or stockpile
anti-personnel mines or to transfer anti-personnel mines, whether
directly or indirectly;
Prohibition to assist, encourage or determine, by any means, the
commitment of any other persons in activities prohibited by the
Prohibition to use anti-personnel mines, including during
participation to military operations, exercises and other military
activities carried jointly with armed forces of States Non-Parties to
the Convention, both on the territory of Romania and outside.
The Decision issues also the establishment of the Inter-Agency
Working Group with the functions of oversight and coordinating of
implementation process. The Working Group is responsible for providing
technical assessments on possible assistance extended for or by Romania,
in compliance with the provisions of the Convention.Members of the
Inter-Agency Working Group are the Ministries of Defense, Foreign
Affairs, Interior and the Ministry of Industry and Resources.
Heavy contravention sanctions are set forth for deeds such as denial
of access to information and facilities to fact-finding international
missions or their members, as well as for concealment of elements or
data relevant to the matter ruled by the Decision.
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