Brunei Darussalam

Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 13 November 2019


Brunei Darussalam signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 24 April 2006, becoming a State Party on 1 October 2006. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically has been drafted but not yet enacted.[1]

Brunei last attended a meeting of the treaty in November–December 2011 when it attended the Eleventh Meeting of States Parties in Phnom Penh. Brunei has not submitted a Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report since April 2007. On 22 June 2010, Brunei submitted a letter to the UN in lieu of an Article 7 report that stated it does “not have any Anti-Personnel Mines that are banned under the Convention, and therefore we do not have any information for the Article 7 Annual Report.”[2]

On 5 December 2018, Brunei voted in favor of UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 71/63 calling for universalization and full implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty.

Brunei is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons, nor is it party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Use, production, transfer, and stockpile

Brunei has never used, produced, imported, exported, or stockpiled antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes.

[1] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report (for unspecified period ending April 2007), Form A.

[2] Letter from Amb. Janin Erih, Permanent Mission of Brunei to the UN in Geneva, 22 June 2010.