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Applying “All Reasonable Effort” in the Falkland Islands Mine Clearance Programme
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Applying “All Reasonable Effort” in the Falkland Islands Mine Clearance Programme

Encouraging Efficient, Confident, and Timely Evidence-Based Land Release Decision Making


 

This article is brought to you by the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR) from issue 25.1 of The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction


By David Hewitson and Guy Marot [ Fenix Insight Ltd. ]

The Falkland Islands Mine Clearance Programme (FI MCP) ran from 2009 to 2020, through five operational phases, some lasting only a few months, some extending across several years. A core objective was to release land as efficiently as possible, only applying technical assets to those specific areas of land that justified such attention. This article describes the approach that was adopted to determine whether all reasonable effort (ARE) had been applied to each task in such a way that current (and future) stakeholders would have confidence in that decision so as to manage the fear of mines being missed.

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Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2021

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