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Mali, Landmine Monitor Report 2003



Mali signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997, ratified on 2 June 1998, and became a State Party on 1 March 1999. National implementation legislation, including penal sanctions, was adopted on 27 September 2000.[1] The interministerial National Commission for a Total Ban on Landmines (CNITMA) was created in June 2002.[2] Mali has not submitted an Article 7 update since providing its initial report on 17 May 2001.[3] Mali attended the Fourth Meeting of States Parties in September 2002 and voted in favor of the UN General Assembly Resolution 57/74 on 22 November 2002, promoting the universalization and implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty. Mali does not produce or export antipersonnel mines and states that it has never used them. Mali destroyed its stockpiled antipersonnel mines in 1998, except for 2,000 antipersonnel and 1,000 antivehicle mines retained for training purposes.[4] Mali is not mine-affected.

[1] Interview with Safita Konaté Traoré, Deputy Director of Judicial Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Geneva, 19 September 2002.
[2] Landmine Monitor Report 2002, p. 341.
[3] Article 7 Report, 17 May 2001 (for period from 25 May 1998).
[4] Article 7 Report, Form D, 17 May 2001. For details on the stockpile and its destruction, see Landmine Monitor Report 2001, pp. 96-97.