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Antigua and Barbuda, Landmine Monitor Report 2003

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997, ratified on 3 May 1999, and the treaty entered into force on 1 November 1999. Antigua and Barbuda states that existing legislation makes any treaty it joins part of domestic law.[1] Antigua and Barbuda provided its initial Article 7 transparency report on 29 March 2000, but has not submitted any subsequent annual reports. It was absent from the vote on UN General Assembly resolution 57/74, but cosponsored the resolution. Antigua and Barbuda has never used, produced, imported, or stockpiled antipersonnel landmines, including for training purposes, and is not mine-affected.[2]

[1] Ambassador Lionel Hurst, Permanent Representative to the OAS. Notes taken by Landmine Monitor (HRW) during Hemispheric Security Committee session on landmines, OAS, Washington DC, 14 March 2002.
[2] Article 7 Report, submitted 29 March 2000.