Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019

The Republic of Liberia acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty on 23 December 1999, becoming a State Party on 1 June 2000. Liberia has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty. 

Liberia has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty, including the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Liberia submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report nearly four years late, on 20 October 2004, and has submitted just one subsequent report in 2014.

On 5 December 2018, Liberia voted in favor of UN General Assembly resolution 73/61 promoting universalization and implementation of the convention. 

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

Production, use, transfer, stockpiling 

Mines were used during the country’s first civil war (1989–1997) by non-state armed groups. Liberia has no known mined areas but is affected by explosive remnants of war, the result of 14 years of internal and regional warfare.

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