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Malta, Landmine Monitor Report 2003


The Republic of Malta signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997, ratified on 7 May 2001, and became a State Party on 1 November 2001. National implementation measures were enacted on 27 April 2001.[1] Malta submitted an Article 7 Report on 6 March 2003, for calendar year 2002. It is essentially a “nil” report, with nothing new to report since the initial Article 7 Report was submitted.[2]

Malta attended the Fourth Meeting of States Parties in September 2002 and participated in the February 2003 intersessional meetings. On 22 November 2002, Malta voted in favor of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/74, which calls for universalization and implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty. Malta is a State Party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons, but has not ratified Amended Protocol II.

[1] The measures use a design-based definition of “antipersonnel mine,” without reference to antihandling devices. Legal Notice 97 of 2001, Government Gazette No. 17087, 27 April 2001, issued under the National Interest (Enabling Powers) Act (CAP. 365).
[2] Article 7 Report, 30 April 2002 (for the period 1 November 2001–30 April 2002).