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HAITI, Landmine Monitor Report 1999


Haiti signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 but has not yet ratified. Haiti first pledged its support for an immediate and total ban on antipersonnel mines in May 1996.[1] The government states that it has never produced, imported, stockpiled, or used antipersonnel mines.[2] According to the United Nations, Haiti has never possessed antipersonnel mines and is not mine affected.[3]

Haiti participated in the Ottawa Process by endorsing the Brussels Declaration, supporting key 1996, 1997 and 1998 UN General Assembly resolutions, and supporting Organization of American States resolutions on landmines.


[1] Letter from Ministre Conseiller Guy Pierre, Mission Permanente D’Haiti, Washington, DC, to Human Rights Watch, in response to ICBL Questionnaire, 8 May 1996.

[2] Ibid.

[3]United Nations Landmine Database, Country Report on Haiti, taken from the UN website: http://www.un.org/Depts/Landmine/country/haiti.htm