Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Liechtenstein’s Ordinance on the Indirect Transfer of War Material (1999) provides:
1) It is prohibited:
a) to provide anti-personnel mines or, in accordance with article 2 paragraph 1 letter b or c, to dispose of them;
b) to induce someone to undertake the actions under letter a;
c) to support someone to undertake the actions under letter a.
2) Do not fall under the prohibition act, which provides:
a) for the destruction of anti-personnel landmines by the competent authorities;
b) to protect against the effects of anti-personnel mines or to prevent those effects.
3) Anti-personnel mines are explosive devises placed under or on the ground or another surface designed to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a person and that will incapacitate, injure or kill one or more persons.
Liechtenstein first voiced its support for an immediate and total ban on anti-personnel landmines on 22 April 1996 during the negotiations on the Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. Liechtenstein endorsed the Final Declaration of the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997 and was a full participant in the Oslo negotiations in September 1997 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 and 1997.