developments since May 2000: Ghana ratified the Mine Ban Treaty on 30 June
2000 and it entered into force on 1 December 2000.
Ghana signed the Mine
Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and deposited its instrument of ratification on 30
June 2000. The treaty entered into force for Ghana on 1 December 2000. Ghana
has not submitted its first Article 7 transparency report, which was due on 30
May 2001. It is not known if it has begun steps for incorporating the treaty
into domestic law. Ghana did not participate in the Second Meeting of States
Parties in September 2000. It did not attend December 2000 meetings of the
intersessional Standing Committees, but did attend the May 2001 meetings. Ghana
also participated in the Bamako Seminar on Universalization and Implementation
of the Mine Ban Treaty in Africa, held in Mali 15-16 February 2001. It voted for
the November 2000 UN General Assembly resolution supporting the Mine Ban Treaty.
Ghana has never produced or exported antipersonnel mines. The Ghana military
told Landmine Monitor in February 2001 that they do not have a stockpile of
mines and that landmines have never been a problem in the