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Last Updated: 12 August 2014

Cluster Munition Ban Policy

The Commonwealth of Dominica has not yet acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Dominica did not participate in the Oslo Process that created the convention and it has never attended a meeting on cluster munitions. In 2010, a Ministry of Finance official informed the Monitor, “I have been directed to inform that the Government of Dominica has no interest in being a party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.”[1]

Dominica voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution on 18 December 2013 that expressed “outrage” at Syria’s “continued widespread and systematic gross violations of human rights…including those involving the use of…cluster munitions.”[2]

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

Dominica confirmed in 2010 that it has not used, produced, transferred, or stockpiled cluster munitions.[3]


[1] Letter from H. Bazil, for the Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance, 21 April 2010. This was in response to a letter from the Monitor addressed to the foreign minister inquiring about Dominica’s cluster munition policy and practice.

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

[3] Letter from H. Bazil, Ministry of Finance, 21 April 2010.