Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Republic of Ghana signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 30 June 2000, becoming a State Party on 1 December 2000. Ghana has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. Ghana last provided an update in 2016, when it stated that “A technical Committee has been constituted to finalize a legislative instrument for the treaty.”[1]

Ghana does not regularly attend meetings of the treaty; most recently attending the Twelfth Meeting of States Parties in Geneva in December 2012. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Ghana submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 24 July 2002, and has provided subsequent reports only in 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2016.

On 5 December 2018, Ghana voted in favor of UN General Assembly resolution 73/61 promoting universalization and implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty, as it has done in previous years.[2]

Ghana is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons. Ghana is party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

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

[1] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Form A, 2016.

[2] “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.