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Last Updated: 02 November 2011

Mine Ban Policy


Liechtenstein signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 5 October 1999, becoming a State Party on 1 April 2000. National implementation legislation was passed by Parliament on 9 September 1999.[1]

Liechtenstein submitted its annual Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report in 2011, confirming that information from earlier reports is unchanged. The Article 7 report of 14 May 2002 stated that the “provisions of the Convention are fully implemented.... Due to the fact that Liechtenstein has never produced, stockpiled or used anti-personnel landmines, there is nothing to report... and no implementing measures have been necessary.”[2]

Liechtenstein attended the Tenth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in Geneva in November–December 2010 but did not attend the intersessional Standing Committee meetings in June 2011.

Liechtenstein is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) and its Amended Protocol II on landmines and Protocol V on explosive remnants of war. Liechtenstein submitted its Article 13 report on 12 September 2011 for Amended Protocol II.


[1] Ordinance on the Indirect Transfer of War Material, LGBL 1999 No.185, prohibits activities enabling the production, buying, selling or transfer of war material, including antipersonnel mines. Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Form A, 18 September 2000 (reporting period not stated). The Swiss Federal Law on War Material of 13 December 1996, which includes penal sanctions, is also applicable in Liechtenstein, due to the Custom Union Treaty.

[2] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, 14 May 2002.