Trinidad and Tobago

Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 27 April 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically took effect on 1 June 2000.[1]

Trinidad and Tobago rarely attends meetings of the treaty. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. However, Trinidad and Tobago did attend the Seventeenth Meeting of States Parties in Geneva in November 2018. Trinidad and Tobago has not submitted an updated Article 7 transparency report since 2012.

Trinidad and Tobago is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons. Trinidad and Tobago is party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Use, production, transfer, and stockpile

Trinidad and Tobago has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes.

[1] Anti-Personnel Mines Act no. 48. The legislation comprehensively prohibits antipersonnel mines and provides for penal sanctions including fines of up to $50,000 (approximately US $8,000) and imprisonment of up to seven years.