Practice Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Landmines
Rwanda attended as an observer the International Strategy Conference “Towards a Global Ban on Anti-personnel Mines” in October 1996 which started the “Ottawa Process” which led to the adoption of a treaty banning anti-personnel landmines. It also participated in the preparatory meeting in Bonn, Germany, and endorsed the Final Declaration of the Brussels Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines in June 1997. Rwanda voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolutions in support of a ban on anti-personnel landmines in 1996 and 1997. 
Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-Free World, available at