Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Honduras’s Anti-Personnel Mines Law (2000) provides:
It is prohibited the production, development, acquisition, sale, purchase, import, export, transfer, use, installation, placement, transit or possession of anti-personnel mines and anti-detector devices or parts of such devices.
Honduras first endorsed an immediate, comprehensive ban on anti-personnel landmines in April 1996.
In September 1996, Honduras joined with other Central American nations in declaring the region a mine-free zone in a joint statement signed by each nation’s Foreign Minister, committing not to produce, trade or use anti-personnel landmines. Honduras 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 which led to the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines. Honduras also voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996 and 1997, as well as the relevant OAS resolutions.