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Dominican Republic, Landmine Monitor Report 2004

Dominican Republic

Key developments since 1999: The Dominican Republic became a State Party on 1 December 2000.

The Dominican Republic signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997, ratified on 30 June 2000, and the treaty entered into force for the country on 1 December 2000. According to its Article 7 transparency report submitted 28 May 2002, the Dominican Republic has not enacted domestic implementing legislation because it is not mine-affected and does not stockpile antipersonnel mines.[1] In the report, the Dominican Republic praised the ICBL’s Landmine Monitor initiative for facilitating transparency and cooperation, as well as encouraging international debate over matters related to the banning of antipersonnel mines. The Dominican Republic participated in the Ottawa Process and has since attended every annual meeting of States Parties with the exception of 2003. It has also participated in the treaty’s intersessional meetings between 2000 and 2003. The Dominican Republic has voted in support of every annual pro-ban UN General Assembly resolutions since 1997. The Dominican Republic is not believed to have ever produced, transferred, stockpiled or used antipersonnel mines and is not mine-affected.

[1] Article 7 Report submitted 26 September 2001.