Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Iceland was an active participant in all of the preparatory meetings and negotiations which led to the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines. It also voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Iceland’s representative at the mine ban treaty signing conference in Ottawa, Canada, in December 1997 stated:
Iceland will take an active interest in the International Action Plan to address assistance and rehabilitation of victims with the objective to contribute to the best of its ability in these two important areas.