Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 05 October 2012

Jamaica signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 17 July 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. Jamaica has never used, produced, imported, exported, or stockpiled antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. It has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. It submitted its sixth Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report in 2007, but has not provided subsequent annual reports.

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

Jamaica is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons and its Amended Protocol II on landmines and Protocol V on explosive remnants of war, but has not provided national annual reports for either protocol.