Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The State of Qatar signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 13 October 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 April 1999. It believes that existing legislation is sufficient to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically.

Qatar regularly attends meetings of the treaty, most recently the Seventeenth Meeting of States Parties in Geneva in November 2018 and the intersessional meetings in Geneva in May 2019. Qatar did not provide a statement at either meeting. Qatar also attended the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014.

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

Use, production, transfer, and stockpile

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