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Last Updated: 30 October 2011

Mine Ban Policy

The Republic of Honduras signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 24 September 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. Honduras is not known to have used, produced, or exported antipersonnel mines. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically was adopted on 29 June 2000. Honduras submitted its sixth Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 24 April 2007 but has not provided subsequent annual reports.

Honduras completed destruction of its stockpile of 7,441 antipersonnel mines on 2 November 2000. Honduras initially retained 826 antipersonnel mines for training purposes; this number was reduced to 815 in 2005. It is not known if any mines have been consumed during training activities in 2005–2010.

Honduras served as co-rapporteur and then co-chair of the Standing Committee on Victim Assistance and Socio-economic Reintegration in 2000–2002.

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

Honduras is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons and its Amended Protocol II on landmines. It joined Protocol V on explosive remnants of war on 16 August 2010. 

Honduras was contaminated by mines and unexploded ordnance along its borders with El Salvador and Nicaragua, the result of armed conflict in those two countries in the 1980s. Honduras completed its national demining program in 2004.