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JAMAICA, Landmine Monitor Report 1999


Jamaica’s Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, A. J. Nicholson, signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December. Jamaica ratified the treaty on 17 July 1998, making it the twenty-fifth to ratify. Jamaica has not enacted domestic implementation legislation. In an April 1996 reply to an ICBL questionnaire, Jamaica first stated its support for an immediate ban on antipersonnel landmines. It also stated that it had never produced, stockpiled, used or imported antipersonnel mines.[1] Jamaica supported the Ottawa Process by endorsing the Brussels Declaration, supporting key 1996, 1997 and 1998 UNGA resolutions, the CARICOM/CENTAM declaration on landmines and key OAS resolutions. Jamaica is not mine-affected.


[1]Letter from Dr. B. K. Bryan, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Jamaica, Washington, DC, to Human Rights Watch, 19 April 1996.