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Seychelles , Landmine Monitor Report 2004


Key developments since 1999: Seychelles ratified the Mine Ban Treaty on 2 June 2000, becoming a State Party on 1 December 2000. It submitted its initial Article 7 transparency report, due May 2001, on 14 April 2003. National implementation legislation was approved in March 2004.

The Republic of Seychelles signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1999, ratified the treaty on 2 June 2000, and became a State Party on 1 December 2000. The “Antipersonnel Mines Prohibition Bill 2004” was approved by the National Assembly on 30 March 2004.[1]

Seychelles participated in the Ottawa Process leading to the Mine Ban Treaty in 1997 and has voted in support of the annual pro-ban United Nations General Assembly resolutions since 1996. However, it has not attended any Mine Ban Treaty-related meetings since entry into force in 1999.

Seychelles submitted its initial Article 7 transparency report, due 30 May 2001, on 14 April 2003. According to the report, the country has not produced antipersonnel mines, possesses no stockpile, including for training purposes, and is not mine-affected.[2] Seychelles has not provided an annual updated Article 7 report, due by 30 April 2004.

It is a member of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) and its Amended Protocol II, but did not attend the Fifth Annual Conference of States Parties to Amended Protocol II in November 2003 or provide a national measures report as required by Article 13 of the protocol.

[1] ICRC, “Table of Article 9 National Implementation Measures,” 23 June 2004.
[2] Article 7 Report, Forms B, C, D, and E, 14 April 2003. The report covers the period from December 2000 to December 2002.