Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 12 November 2019


The Commonwealth of the Bahamas signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 31 July 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. The Bahamas has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.

The Bahamas has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. The Bahamas last submitted a Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report in 2009.

On 5 December 2018, the Bahamas voted in favor of UN General Assembly resolution 73/61 promoting universalization and implementation of the convention, as it has done in previous years.[1]

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

Production, transfer, stockpiling, and use

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

[1] “Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction,” UNGA Resolution 73/61, 5 December 2018.