Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Burkina Faso’s Anti-Personnel Mines Decree (2001) provides:
The development, manufacture, production, acquisition, stockpiling, possession, offer, cession, import, export, transfer, and use of anti-personnel mines shall be prohibited in the territory of Burkina Faso.
In 1995, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Burkina Faso stated that it supported an eventual ban on anti-personnel mines.
Burkina Faso attended all the major meetings which led to the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, including the International Strategy Conference “Towards a Global Ban on Anti-personnel Mines” in October 1996, the Fourth International NGO Conference in Maputo, where the government delivered a statement, the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997, where it endorsed the Final Declaration, and the Oslo negotiations in September 1997 which led to the adoption of a mine ban treaty.
In all regional and international fora (OAU, UN, Franco-African Summit of Heads of State), Burkina Faso has supported resolutions calling for a global ban on anti-personnel mines. Burkina Faso voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996, 1997 and 1998.