Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 05 October 2012

The Republic of Iceland signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 5 May 1999, becoming a State Party on 1 November 1999. Iceland has never used, produced, imported, exported, or stockpiled antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically was enacted on 7 May 2001. Iceland has not submitted a Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report since 2008.

Iceland did not attend any Mine Ban Treaty meetings in 2011 or the first half of 2012.

Iceland is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons and its Amended Protocol II on landmines and Protocol V on explosive remnants of war.