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


The Principality of Monaco ratified the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) on 17 November 1998, and it entered into force for Monaco on 1 May 1999. It voted in favor of the pro-ban United Nations General Assembly resolutions in 1997 and 1998, and co-sponsored and voted in favor of the December 1999 resolution. Monaco has not submitted its initial implementation report as required by Article 7, which was due by 27 October 1999.

However, in its annual report to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on 31 January 2000, Monaco indicated that it passed legislation on 30 August 1999 implementing the MBT.[1] Details of the legislation are not known.

Monaco is a party to Amended Protocol II of the Convention on Conventional Weapons. It did not attend the First Conference of States Parties of the Amended Protocol in December 1999, nor had it submitted its report as required under Article 13 by that date.

Monaco has not produced, traded, stockpiled or used antipersonnel mines, and is not mine-affected. It has contributed to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Clearance.


[1] Report of the Monaco Delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 31 January 2000, p. 3: “Par Ordonnance Souveraine no 14.123 du 30 aout 1999 publiee au Journal de Monaco le 3 septembre 1999 la Principaute de Monaco s’est donne les moyens juridiques de s’acquitter de deux series d’obligations: - interdiction et repression des activites visees par la Convention; - controle du respect des dispositions de la Convention.”