Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Albania’s Anti-Personnel Mines Decision (2000) provides:
1. In the Republic of Albania the use of any kind of antipersonnel mine is prohibited.
2. In the Republic of Albania the production by State or private subjects of any kind of antipersonnel mine is prohibited.
3. The sale and export of antipersonnel mines is prohibited.
4. The Ministry of Defence will retrieve from the Armed Forces all types of antipersonnel mines in its stock.
Albania’s Anti-Personnel Mines (Ban) Convention Law (2006) provides:
The physical and juridical bodies, national and international, are prohibited in all cases to:
a) develop, produce, buy, store, possess antipersonnel mines or transfer them, directly or indirectly, to other bodies;
b) use antipersonnel mines;
c) help, encourage or force, in any way, other bodies to participate in any activity prohibited for a state signatory to the [1997 Ottawa] Convention [on Anti-Personnel Mines];
d) transfer to or receive antipersonnel mines from States not party to the [1997 Ottawa] Convention [on Anti-Personnel Mines].
[emphasis in original]
At the 27th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1999, Albania stated that it would “continue working on ratifying as soon as possible the Ottawa treaty”.