Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Mali’s Anti-Personnel Mines Order (2000) provides:
The development, manufacture, production, acquisition, stockpiling, retention, sale, decant, import, export, transfer and use of antipersonnel mines are prohibited.
These prohibitions apply also to spare parts of antipersonnel mines.
In 1995, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Mali stated that it was “urgent to put an end to the production of land-mines and to … plan for their progressive destruction”.
Mali participated in the preparatory meetings which led to the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines in 1997, endorsed the Final Declaration of the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997 and attended as a full participant the Oslo negotiations in September 1997. 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.