Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Republic of Madagascar signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 16 September 1999, becoming a State Party on 1 March 2000. Madagascar has not enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.

Madagascar’s last attendance at a meeting of the treaty was at the Thirteenth Meeting of States Parties in Geneva in December 2013. Madagascar did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014, nor has it attended any subsequent meetings. Madagascar initially consistently submitted annual updated Article 7 transparency reports, but has not done so since 2011.

Madagascar is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons and its Amended Protocol II on landmines and Protocol V on explosive remnants of war. Madagascar is also party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Madagascar has never used, produced, or exported antipersonnel mines, and it does not have a stockpile, despite some indications that it may have had a stockpile of mines prior to becoming a State Party.