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


Key development: Liechtenstein ratified the Mine Ban Treaty on 5 October 1999.

Liechtenstein signed the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 5 October 1999. The treaty entered into force for Liechtenstein on 1 April 2000. It is not known to have enacted implementation legislation. Liechtenstein did not attend the First Meeting of States Parties to the MBT in May 1999, and has not participated in the intersessional Standing Committee of Experts meetings. It voted for UN General Assembly Resolution 54/54B urging full implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty in December 1999.

Liechtenstein is a state party to Amended Protocol II of the Convention on Conventional Weapons. It attended the December 1999 First Annual Conference of the States Parties to Amended Protocol II and submitted its required Article 13 report transparency report. Liechtenstein supports efforts within the Conference on Disarmament to eliminate antipersonnel mines provided that these efforts are complementary to and not detracting from the Mine Ban Treaty.[1]

During 1999 Liechtenstein provided unspecified financial support to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Clearance and to the Slovenia International Trust Fund, which funds mine action in Bosnia-Herzogovina.[2]

Liechtenstein is not mine-affected, and has not produced, possessed or used antipersonnel mines.


[1] Report of Liechtenstein to the Organisation for Cooperation and Security in Europe, 25 November 1999, p. 2.
[2] Ibid, p. 3.