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Saint Lucia, Landmine Monitor Report 2003

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997, ratified on 13 April 1999, and the treaty entered into force on 1 October 1999. It has not enacted domestic implementing legislation. Saint Lucia did not attend the Fourth Meeting of States Parties in September of 2002 or the meetings of the intersessional Standing Committees in February and May of 2003. It cosponsored and voted in favor of pro-ban UN General Assembly Resolution 57/74 in November 2002. Saint Lucia has not yet submitted its initial Article 7 transparency report, due by 29 March 2000, but Foreign Affairs officials are aware of this treaty obligation.[1] Saint Lucia has never produced, transferred, stockpiled, or used antipersonnel mines, and is not mine-affected.[2]

[1] In July 2001, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official told Landmine Monitor that Saint Lucia intended to file its transparency report. Telephone interview with Peter Lansiquot, Head of the Political and Economic Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 12 July 2001.
[2] Response to Landmine Monitor questionnaire by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1 February 1999.