Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Republic of Guinea signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 8 October 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 April 1999. Guinea has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.

Guinea occasionally attends meetings of the treaty, most recently the Fifteenth Meeting of States Parties in Santiago in November–December 2016, and prior to that the Eleventh Meeting of States Parties in Cambodia in November–December 2011. On 24 June 2004, Guinea submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report, which was due 28 September 1999, but it has not submitted subsequent annual reports.

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

Production, use, transfer, stockpiling

Guinea has never used, produced, or exported antipersonnel mines. Guinea completed destruction of its stockpile of 3,174 antipersonnel mines in November 2003 and did not retain any mines for research or training purposes.

Guinea is not mine-affected but areas near the border with Sierra Leone are contaminated by unexploded ordnance.