Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


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. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically was enacted on 7 May 2001.

Iceland has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty, and did not attend the treaty’s Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014.

Since 2008, Iceland has submitted only one Article 7 transparency report, which it did in 2013.

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

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