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If even a small percentage of existing stocks are used in the future, the global humanitarian crisis will far exceed that posed by anti-personnel mines 10 years ago.\n If such a provision is deemed absolutely necessary, it should be framed in such a way that it is only available to states in extraordinary circumstances (e.g., extremely large stockpiles) and for a minimum period that is not renewable. * Whether or not to include an exception to allow retention of a small number of cluster munitions for purposes such as training in clearance and testing of dearance equipment Although the Mine Ban Treaty has such an exception for training and development purposes, the Lima draft text does not.
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