Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


Jamaica signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 17 July 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. It has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.

Jamaica has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Jamaica submitted its sixth Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report in 2007, but has not provided subsequent annual reports.

Jamaica is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons and its Amended Protocol II on landmines and Protocol V on explosive remnants of war. Jamaica is a signatory state to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Production, transfer, stockpile destruction, and retention

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