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CAPE VERDE, Landmine Monitor Report 2000
LM Report 2000 Full Report   Executive Summary   Key Findings   Key Developments   Translated Country Reports


Cape Verde signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997, but has not yet ratified. According to Luis Dupret, Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ratification papers remain waiting for approval by the National Assembly and the delay is due to other pressing business.[1] It attended the First Meeting of States Parties in Maputo in May 1999. It has not participated in the intersessional meetings in Geneva. Cape Verde voted in favor of UN General Assembly Resolution 54/54B in support of the Mine Ban Treaty in December 1999. According to Dupret, Cape Verde maintains no stockpile of landmines.[2]


[1] Interview with Luis Dupret, Secretary-General at the Cape Verde Ministry of Foreign Affairs, London, 27 May 2000.
[2] Ibid.