Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Republic of Paraguay signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997, ratified it on 13 November 1998, and became a State Party on 1 May 1999. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically was adopted on 1 May 2002.[1]

Paraguay has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. Since 2010, it has submitted just one Article 7 transparency report, in 2017.

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

Use, production, transfer, stockpile, and retention

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

[1] Law of Firearms, Munitions and Explosives, Law 1.910, 1 May 2002. The law ensures strict domestic application and observance of all aspects of the Mine Ban Treaty. Response to Landmine Monitor Questionnaire from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of International Organizations, faxed 24 May 2002; and Article 7 Report, Form I, 18 October 2002.