Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019

The Republic of Haiti signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 15 February 2006, becoming a State Party on 1 August 2006. Haiti has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.

Haiti occasionally attends meetings of the treaty; most recently the Fourteenth Meeting of States Parties in Geneva in November–December 2015, and prior to that the Twelfth Meeting of States Parties in Geneva in December 2012. Haiti did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Haiti submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 17 February 2009, but has not provided subsequent reports.

On 5 December 2018, Haiti 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]

Haiti is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons. It is a signatory state to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Haiti has never used, produced, exported, imported, 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.