Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 19 November 2012

The Republic of Seychelles signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 2 June 2000, becoming a State Party on 1 December 2000. Seychelles has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically was adopted on 8 April 2004. Seychelles submitted its second Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 8 July 2005, covering January 2000 to December 2004, but has not submitted subsequent reports.

Seychelles did not attend any Mine Ban Treaty meetings in 2010 or the first half of 2011.

Seychelles is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons and its Amended Protocol II on landmines but not Protocol V on explosive remnants of war.