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Antigua and Barbuda, Landmine Monitor Report 2004

Antigua and Barbuda

Key developments since 1999: Antigua and Barbuda became a State Party on 1 November 1999.

Antigua and Barbuda signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997, ratified on 3 May 1999, and the treaty entered into force for the country on 1 November 1999. Antigua and Barbuda was an active participant in the Ottawa Process, and it has since participated in one meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, in Mozambique in May 1999. The government has no plans to enact implementation legislation, stating that existing legislation makes any treaty it joins part of domestic law.[1] On 29 March 2000, Antigua and Barbuda provided its initial Article 7 transparency report, but it has not submitted any subsequent annual reports. The country voted in favor of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 58/53 on 8 December 2003, as it had done on similar pro-ban resolutions in 1999, 1997, and 1996. Antigua and Barbuda has never used, produced, imported, or stockpiled antipersonnel landmines, including for training purposes, and is not mine-affected.[2]

[1] Amb. Lionel Hurst, Permanent Representative to the OAS. Notes taken by the Landmine Monitor (HRW) during Hemispheric Security Committee session on landmines, OAS, Washington DC, 14 March 2002.
[2] Article 7 Report submitted 29 March 2000.