Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 28 October 2011

The Republic of Madagascar signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 16 September 1999, becoming a State Party on 1 March 2000. Madagascar has never used, produced, or exported antipersonnel mines, and it does not have a stockpile, despite some indications that it may have had a stockpile of mines prior to becoming a State Party. Madagascar has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. Madagascar submitted its 10th Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 3 August 2011.

Madagascar attended the Tenth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in Geneva in November–December 2010, but did not attend the intersessional Standing Committee meetings in Geneva in June 2011.

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