Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Lesotho has passed national legislation enacting comprehensive prohibitions on the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines.
Lesotho endorsed the Final Declaration of the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997 and made a statement at the conference affirming its commitment to a total ban on anti-personnel landmines before the end of 1997.
Lesotho 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 supported the June 1997 OAU resolution, based on the “Plan of Action” adopted at the OAU meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa. Lesotho voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996 and 1998, but was absent from the vote on the 1997 resolution.