Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Protocol V

Overview

The Eighth Conference took place from 10 to 11 November 2014.

Ambassador Katerina Sequensova of the Czech Republic was the Chairperson of the Eighth Conference.

The Coordinators were:

Coordinator on Clearance and Article 4, Mr. Ivan Grinevich of Belarus
Coordinator on Cooperation and Assistance, Ms. Marketa Holmolkova of the Czech Republic
Coordinator on Generic Preventive Measures, Colonel Jim Burke of Ireland
Coordinator on National Reporting, Major Aviateur Lode Dewaegheneire of Belgium
Coordinator on Victim Assistance, Ms. Maria Victoria Picazo of Argentina, and Friend of the Coordinator, Mr. Fernando Guzman of Chile

 

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Protocol V

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The Ninth Conference of High Contracting Parties to Protocol V took place from 9 to 10 November 2015. The President of the Ninth Conference was Ambassador M. Shameem Ahsan of Bangladesh. Final Version Report: CCW Protocol V Ninth Conference The Coordinators were:
  • Article 3 on clearance, removal or destruction of explosive remnants of war and Article 4 on recording, retaining and transmission of information - Ms. Diana Kazina of Latvia
  • Cooperation and Assistance - Bangladesh
  • Generic Preventive Measures - Colonel Jim Burke of Ireland
  • National Reporting - Major Aviateur Lode Dewaegheneire of Belgium
  • Victim Assistance - Mr. Julio Mercado of Argentina and Friend of the Coordinator, Mr. Fernando Guzman of Chile

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Protocol V

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BACKGROUND

Pursuant to the relevant decisions of the High Contracting Parties to the Protocol, the Fourth Conference was held in Geneva on 22 and 23 November 2010 under the presidency of Ambassador Peter Woolcott of Australia. The Conference took place in the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva. The invitation note verbale by the Secretary-General on convening the Fourth Conference was circulated, as follows:

 
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Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Protocol V

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The Twelfth Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V will take place on 19 November 2018 in Room XVIII at the Palais des Nations. Ambassador Mouayed Saleh of Iraq will chair the 12th Annual Conference.

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Protocol V

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The Thirteenth Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V will take place on 11 November 2019 in Room XIX at the Palais des Nations. Ambassador Terhi Hakala of Finland will chair the 13th Annual Conference.

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Protocol V

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BACKGROUND
Pursuant to Article 10 (1) of the Protocol which states that "a Conference of High Contracting Parties shall be held as agreed to by a majority, but no less than eighteen High Contracting Parties", a letter co-signed by 22 States which have expressed consent to be bound by Protocol V was addressed to the Secretary-General, inviting him to convene a Preparatory meeting and a Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Protocol for the purpose of consultations and cooperation on all issues related to the operation of the Protocol.

The Third Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention (Geneva, 7-17 November 2006) decided on the dates and duration of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the Conference (Geneva, 18 June 2007) and the First Conference (Geneva, 5 November 2007).

Meeting of the Preparatory Committee

The meeting of the PrepCom took place in Geneva on Monday, 18 June 2007. The meeting was chaired by Ambassador Johannes C. Landman of the Netherlands, who was also designated as President of the First Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Protocol V. The PrepCom also decided to designate Ambassador Jayant Prasad of India and Ambassador Edvardas Borisovas of Lithuania as Vice-Presidents of the First Conference.

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Protocol V

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BACKGROUND

Pursuant to the decision of the Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention (Geneva, 7-13 November 2007), as stipulated in paragraph 39 of its Report (CCW/MSP/2007/5), the Second Conference was held in Geneva on 10 and 11 November 2008 under the presidency of Ambassador Edvardas Borisovas of Lithuania.

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Protocol V

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BACKGROUND
Pursuant to the relevant decisions of the High Contracting Parties to the Protocol, the Third Conference was held in Geneva on 9 and 10 November 2009 under the presidency of Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao of India. The Conference took place in the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva.

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Protocol V

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BACKGROUND

President, dates and venue: The Fifth Conference for Protocol V was under the presidency of Ambassador Mikhail Khvostov of Belarus, from 9 and 10 November 2011.

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Protocol V

Overview

The Sixth Conference for Protocol V took place from 12 to 13 November 2012 in Geneva.

The Officeholders for 2012 were:

  • President of the Fifth Conference: Ambassador Mikhail Khvostov of Belarus.
  • President-designate for the Sixth Conference of Protocol V: Ambassador Zamir Akram of Pakistan.
  • Vice-Presidents designate: Ambassador Jüri Seilenthal of Estonia and Ambassador Jan Knutsson of Sweden.
  • Coordinator on Clearance, removal or destruction of explosive remnants of war and the Article 4 Electronic Template: Colonel Gerfried Elias of Germany;
  • Coordinator on Generic Preventive Measures: Brigadier General Mario Amadei of Italy;
  • Coordinator on International Cooperation and Assistance and Requests for Assistance: Mr Yevgen Lisuchenko of Ukraine;
  • Coordinator on National Reporting: Mr Amandeep Singh Gill of India; and
  • Coordinator on Victim Assistance: Ms Caroline Woergoetter, and Friend of the Coordinator on Victim Assistance: Ms Danijela Žunec Brandt of Croatia.