Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Mauritius’s Anti-Personnel Mines (Prohibition) Act (2001) provides:
Notwithstanding the Explosives Act but subject to subsection (2),
(a) no person shall use, develop, produce, otherwise acquire, stockpile, retain, transfer to any one, directly or indirectly, any anti-personnel mine;
(b) no person shall assist, encourage or induce, in any way, any other person to engage in any of the acts prohibited under paragraph (a).
Mauritius participated in the Oslo negotiations in September 1997 which led to the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines and voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996 and 1997.