Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
An official of Slovakia stated that national implementation was achieved when the Slovak Parliament approved ratification of the 1997 Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Mines on 4 June 1999, making it part of national legislation.
It was published as a new law in the official bulletin of the Ministry of Justice.
Slovakia took part 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 was a full participant in the Oslo negotiations in September 1997. It also voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996, 1997 and 1998.