Brazil
Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Brazil’s Anti-Personnel Mines Act (2001) provides: “It is prohibited the use, development, manufacturing, marketing, import, export, acquisition, stockpile, retention or transfer, directly or indirectly, of anti-personnel mines on national territory.” 
Brazil, Anti-Personnel Mines Act, 2001, Article 1.
On 20 December 1996, the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations sent a communication to its Canadian counterpart stating its commitment to a comprehensive ban on anti-personnel landmines, but noting: “Brazil would accept to take part in eventual negotiations with an independent forum – as the one created with the Ottawa Process – if this forum had a massive support of the international community.” 
Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-Free World, available at http://www.the-monitor.org/index.php/publications/display?act=submit&pqs_year=1999&pqs_type=lm&pqs_report=brazil&pqs_section=; Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs document “Minas Terrestres Antipessoal” available at the official site: www.mre.gov.br/ndsg/acs/desarm10.htm.
Brazil joined the core group of countries that took responsibility for developing and promoting the mine ban treaty just prior to the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997, where it endorsed the Final Declaration. It attended as a full participant the Oslo negotiations in September 1997 which led to the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines. It also voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996 and 1998. 
Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-Free World, available at http://www.the-monitor.org/index.php/publications/display?act=submit&pqs_year=1999&pqs_type=lm&pqs_report=brazil&pqs_section=.