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QATAR, Landmine Monitor Report 1999


Qatar signed the Mine Ban Treaty in December 1997 and ratified it on 13 October 1998, one of just three Middle East nations to sign and ratify. It is unknown if Qatar has enacted national legislation implementing the treaty. Qatar endorsed the pro-treaty Brussels Declaration in June 1997 and attended the Oslo negotiations as a full participant. It voted in favor of the 1996 UN General Assembly resolution supporting negotiations of a total ban on antipersonnel mines as soon as possible, the 1997 UNGA Resolution inviting all states to sign the Mine Ban Treaty, and the 1998 UNGA Resolution inviting all states to sign and ratify the treaty and to attend the first meeting of States Parties in Mozambique in May 1999. Qatar is not a party to the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW).

Qatar is not mine-affected. It is not believed to have ever produced or exported antipersonnel mines. There are no known stockpiles of antipersonnel landmines. Qatar has made no contributions to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Clearance or to any known mine action programs.