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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, Landmine Monitor Report 2000
LM Report 2000 Full Report   Executive Summary   Key Findings   Key Developments   Translated Country Reports


Antigua and Barbuda signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified on 3 May 1999. The treaty entered into force for Antigua and Barbuda on 1 November 1999. Antigua and Barbuda’s Article 7 transparency report, submitted on 29 March 2000, states that Antigua and Barbuda has “never stockpiled, transferred or employed the use of anti-personnel mines.” No national implementation legislation is in place. Antigua and Barbuda participated in the First Meeting of State Parties in Maputo in May 1999. Its Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Lionel Hurst, made a statement on behalf of the fourteen CARICOM (Caribbean Community) member states. He said these states “are of the view that we too can play a significant role by contributing our moral leadership to this very necessary task of ending the scourge of landmines.”[1] Ambassador Hurst also said that Antigua and Barbuda would announce at the General Assembly of the OAS in June 1999 that it would make a pledge to the OAS demining program in Central America. Antigua and Barbuda voted in favor of the pro-Mine Ban Treaty UN General Assembly resolution in December 1999.

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[1] Statement by Ambassador Lionel Hurst, Head of the Delegation of Antigua and Barbuda to the First Conference of the Parties to the Convention to Ban Anti-Personnel Mines, Maputo, 4 May 1999, p. 3.