Model legislation

A broad range of tools have been developed to assist States Parties in fulfilling their obligations, including model implementing legislation.

  1. The ICRC model legislation for Common Law States is a tool for States in the process of developing their national legislation in accordance with Article 9 of the Convention.
  2. At the 2nd Meeting of States Parties, New Zealand, as Coordinator of the Working Group of National Implementation Measures (2012-2013), presented a model legislation for small States not possessing cluster munitions and not contaminated by them. Full text versions of the Model Legislation for download in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese.

To date, 29 States Parties indicated in their Article 7 transparency reports that they have adopted specific national legislation to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions. New Zealand, in its capacity as Coordinator on National Implementation Measures, prepared a collection of these national laws which can be accessed here.