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Last Updated: 12 August 2014

Cluster Munition Ban Policy

The Republic of Haiti signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions on 28 October 2009.

The status of ratification is not currently known. Previously, in January 2012, the president of the Senate said that the National Assembly was considering ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.[1]

Haiti did not participate in the Oslo Process that created the Convention on Cluster Munitions and did not attend a meeting of the Convention on Cluster Munitions until the Fourth Meeting of State Parties in Lusaka, Zambia in September 2013. Haiti attended a regional workshop on cluster munitions in Santiago, Chile in December 2013, which issued a declaration urging the “early establishment” of a cluster munitions-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean.[2]

Haiti has condemned Syria’s use of cluster munitions by voting in favor of UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions condemning the use including Resolution 68/182 on 18 December 2013, which expressed “outrage” at Syria’s “continued widespread and systematic gross violations of human rights…including those involving the use of…cluster munitions.”[3]

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

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


[1]Haïti – Politique: Assemblée Nationale en vue de ratifier des accords internationaux” (“Haiti – Politics: National Assembly to ratify international agreements”), Haiti Libre, 30 January 2012.

[2]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.

[3]Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic,” UNGA Resolution 68/182, 18 December 2013. Haiti voted in support of a similar resolution on 15 May 2013.