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GRENADA, Landmine Monitor Report 1999


Grenada signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and was the thirty-second country to ratify the ban treaty, on 19 August 1998. It has not enacted domestic implementation legislation.

At the signing ceremony, Grenada’s High Commissioner to Canada, Mr. George R.E. Bullen, made a statement on behalf of the six members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). He said that the OECS countries “wish to use this unique opportunity to affirm to the world their unstinting support for a global ban on the production, stockpiling, and use of antipersonnel landmines” Noting that “The OECS Region is one area of the world which is totally “landmines-free,” he said OECS members “have undertaken to sign and ratify the Convention with the sincere hope that this process will lead, in the not-too-distant future, to the orderly eradication of this man-made scourge from our planet.”[1]

Grenada participated in the Ottawa Process by endorsing the Brussels Declaration, by voting in favor of the key 1996 and 1997 UN General Assembly resolutions on landmines, supporting the CARICOM/CENTAM declaration and statements and resolutions by the Organization of American States.

Grenada has never produced, used, transferred or stockpiled antipersonnel mines. It is not believed to be mine-affected.


[1]Statement made by His Excellency George R. E. Bullen, High Commissioner. Grenada, on behalf OECS, to the Treaty Signing Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 3-4 December 1997.