Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Kuwait attended the preparatory meetings which led to the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines in early 1997 but did not endorse the Final Declaration of the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997. It participated fully in the Oslo negotiations in September 1997 and voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on landmines in 1996 and 1997. Yet, it attended to the mine ban treaty signing conference in Ottawa, Canada, in December 1997 only as an observer and did not sign the treaty. Subsequently, it voted in favour of the 1998 UN General Assembly resolution welcoming new signatories and urging full implementation of the treaty. 
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=kuwait&pqs_section=.