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


Seychelles signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified the treaty on 2 June 2000. The Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Alan Bayette, said ratification was made after the National Assembly had immediately enacted the treaty.[1] The Seychelles sponsored and voted in favor of UN General Assembly Resolution 54/54B in December 1999. It did not attend the First Meeting of States Parties in Maputo in May 1999. It has not attended any meeting of the Intersessional Standing Committees of Experts. The Seychelles provided its consent to be bound by CCW Amended Protocol II (landmines) on 8 June 2000. It is not a member of the Conference on Disarmament.

Landmines are not a problem in the Seychelles and the country is not believed to have ever produced or exported antipersonnel landmines. The Seychellois armed forces are not thought to hold any stocks.


[1] Telephone interview with Alan Bayette, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Victoria, 26 July 2000.