Equatorial Guinea

Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty on 16 September 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. Equatorial Guinea has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.

Equatorial Guinea does not regularly attend meetings of the treaty, but did attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. It submitted its initial Article 7 transparency report in 2014.

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

Equatorial Guinea has never produced antipersonnel mines. It has not formally declared the presence or absence of stockpiled antipersonnel mines, but it is not believed to possess a stockpile. Authorities have never responded to a Monitor inquiry into an allegation of antipersonnel mine use on the island of Bioko in 2004.