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Trinidad and Tobago, Landmine Monitor Report 2003

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997, ratified on 27 April 1998, and the treaty entered into force on 1 March 1999. It was the first Caribbean state to adopt domestic implementing legislation, the “Anti-Personnel Mines Act no. 48 of 2000.”[1] This legislation came into force on 1 June 2000 and “give[s] force of law to Article 9 of the Convention.”[2] Trinidad and Tobago cosponsored and voted in favor of pro-ban UN General Assembly Resolution 57/74 in November 2002. It submitted its initial Article 7 transparency report on 30 August 2002. Trinidad and Tobago has never produced, transferred, stockpiled, or used antipersonnel mines, and is not mine-affected.[3]

[1] Article 7 Report, Form A, 30 August 2002.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Article 7 Report, Form B, 30 August 2002.