Trinidad and Tobago

Last Updated: 28 October 2011

Mine Ban Policy

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 27 April 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. Trinidad and Tobago has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically took effect on 1 June 2000. In 2011, Trinidad and Tobago submitted its fifth Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report.

Trinidad and Tobago did not attend any Mine Ban Treaty meetings in 2010 or the first half of 2011.

Trinidad and Tobago is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.


Last Updated: 12 August 2014

Cluster Munition Ban Policy


The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions on 21 September 2011 and the convention entered into force for the country on 1 March 2012.

The status of national implementation measures is not known. As of 27 June 2014, Trinidad and Tobago had not provided its initial Convention on Cluster Munitions Article 7 report, originally due by 28 August 2012.

Trinidad and Tobago participated in one meeting of the Oslo Process to develop the convention (Wellington in February 2008), but did not take part in the formal negotiations in Dublin in May 2008 or the Convention on Cluster Munitions Signing Conference in Oslo in December 2008.

Trinidad and Tobago attended the convention’s First Meeting of States Parties in Vientiane, Lao PDR in November 2010. It did not participate in any further meetings relating to the convention until December 2013, when it attended a regional workshop on cluster munitions in Santiago, Chile.

On 18 December 2013, Trinidad and Tobago voted in favor of UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 68/182, which expressed “outrage” at the Syrian government’s “continued widespread and systematic gross violations of human rights” including the use of cluster munitions.[1]

Trinidad and Tobago is party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It has not joined the Convention on Conventional Weapons.

Use, production, transfer, and stockpiling

Trinidad and Tobago is not known to have ever used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.


[1]Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic,” UNGA Resolution 68/182, 18 December 2013.