Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Principality of Monaco signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 17 November 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 May 1999. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically was adopted on 30 August 1999.[1]

Monaco last attended a meeting of the treaty in 2012 at the Twelfth Meeting of States Parties. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Monaco occasionally submits Article 7 transparency reports, most recently in 2017.

Monaco is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons and its Amended Protocol II on landmines but not Protocol V on explosive remnants of war. Monaco is party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Production, transfer, stockpile destruction, and retention

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

[1] Ordonnance Souveraine no. 14.123, 30 August 1999, Journal de Monaco, 3 September 1999. The legislation includes penal sanctions applicable also to Monegasques living abroad. Monaco Response to Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Questionnaire, 10 December 2001, p. 3.