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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Landmine Monitor Report 1999


The Dominican Republic signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 but it has not yet ratified. Curiously, the Dominican Republic did not endorse the pro-ban treaty Brussels Declaration in June 1997, but did attend the Oslo negotiations as a full participant. It was absent from the vote on the 1996 UN General Assembly resolution urging all states to pursue vigorously an international agreement banning antipersonnel landmines, but voted in favor of the 1997 and 1998 UNGA resolutions in support of the ban. As a member of the OAS, it also supported by consensus resolutions of the OAS General Assembly. The Dominican Republic is not believed to have ever produced, transferred, stockpiled or used antipersonnel mines. It is not mine-affected.