Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Paraguay participated in all of 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 took part in the Oslo negotiations in September 1997. Paraguay also voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996, 1997 and 1998, as well as the relevant OAS resolutions. Paraguay signed the MERCOSUR Declaration of 14 July 1998, which commits signatories to move towards declaring member countries free of anti-personnel landmines and to work to enlarge this zone to include the entire Western Hemisphere. 
Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-Free World, available at