St. Lucia

Last Updated: 28 October 2011

Mine Ban Policy

Saint Lucia signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 13 April 1999, becoming a State Party on 1 October 1999. It has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. It has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. As of July 2011, Saint Lucia had not submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report, due 29 March 2000.

Saint Lucia did not attend any Mine Ban Treaty meetings in 2010 or the first half of 2011.

Saint Lucia is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.


Last Updated: 12 August 2014

Cluster Munition Ban Policy

Saint Lucia has not yet acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. It has never made a public statement on its cluster munition policy.

Saint Lucia attended its first meeting relating to the Convention on Cluster Munitions when it participated in a regional workshop on cluster munitions in Santiago, Chile in December 2013. Saint Lucia did not make any statements during the workshop but endorsed the workshop’s declaration calling for the “early establishment” of a cluster munitions-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean.[1]

Saint Lucia has not made a statement on Syria’s use of cluster munitions or voted for recent UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions condemning the cluster munition use.[2]

Saint Lucia is party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It has not joined the Convention on Conventional Weapons.

Saint Lucia is not known to have used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.


[1]Santiago Declaration: Toward the early establishment of a Cluster Munitions Free Zone in Latin America and the Caribbean,” presented to the conference by Christian Guillermet, Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN in Geneva, Santiago, 13 December 2013.

[2] For example, Resolution 68/182 expressed “outrage” at Syria’s “continued widespread and systematic gross violations of human rights…including those involving the use of…cluster munitions.” “Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic,” UNGA Resolution 68/182, 18 December 2013. Saint Lucia did not vote in support of a similar resolution on 15 May 2013.