Taking the Next Step: An Analysis of the Effects the Ottawa Convention May Have on the Interoperability of United States Forces With the Armed Forces of Australia, Great Britain, and Canada [open pdf - 301KB]
"The Ottawa Convention bans States Parties from using anti-personnel landmines (APL). Major powers, including the United States, Russia and China, have not signed the Ottawa Convention. This article outlines procedures for analyzing issues that may arise during joint operations with armed forces of nations that have signed, ratified, or acceded to the Ottawa Convention. In addition, this article offers three case studies as examples. The three countries studied are Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. While these nations all ratified the Ottawa Convention, they do not implement it in the same manner, deepening interoperability issues. Utilizing the procedures detailed in this article, military personnel can better analyze and plan for interoperability effects resulting from differing interpretations of the Ottawa Convention."
The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School: http://www.jagcnet.army.mil/MilitaryLawReview
Military Law Review (Summer 2004), v.180, p.49-114