Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Jordan’s Law on Explosive Material (1953) provides:
No person shall transport, import, manufacture, purchase or sell any explosive, except where such person is in possession of a license issued in due form by the licensing authority (the Minister of Defence or his duly authorized representative).
Jordan’s Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Law (2008) provides:
a. It is prohibited to use and implant Anti-Personnel Mines in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
b. It is prohibited, under any circumstances, to import, export, enter into the Kingdom, transfer, trade in, produce, manufacture, develop, own, possess, acquire, sell, purchase, deliver, receive or concede Anti-Personnel Mines.
c. It is prohibited to mediate directly or indirectly in any act mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Article.
Jordan was an active participant in the preparatory meetings for the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, endorsed the Final Declaration of the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997 and participated fully in the Oslo negotiations in September 1997. It voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996 and 1997. Yet it did not sign the treaty when it opened for signature in Ottawa, Canada, in December 1997.