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Dominican Republic, Landmine Monitor Report 2003

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997, ratified on 30 June 2000, and the treaty entered into force on 1 December 2000. According to its initial Article 7 transparency measures report submitted 28 May 2002, the Dominican Republic has not enacted domestic implementing legislation because it is not mine-affected and does not stockpile antipersonnel mines.[1] The Dominican Republic submitted an annual report on 28 April 2003. The Dominican Republic sponsored and voted in support of pro-ban UN General Assembly Resolution 57/74 in November 2002.

In June 2003, Nicaragua’s Minister of Defense announced that 840 soldiers from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic would carry out mine clearance and humanitarian assistance in central and southern Iraq as part of an international force under Spanish command and paid for by the United States.[2]

[1] Article 7 Report submitted 26 September 2001
[2] “Enviará Centroamérica unos 840 soldados a reconstrucción de Irak,” Notimex (Managua), 12 June 2003.