The Mine Ban Treaty, also know as the Ottawa treaty, is a legally binding agreement that bans the use, stockpiling and transfer of antipersonnel mines. Finland signed the Ottawa mine ban treaty in 2012 and supports universalisation of the Ottawa landmine ban treaty. However, this demanded years of intensive campaigning by various Finnish peace and human rights organisations.
Finland has been an active and a large contributor to humanitarian mine victim assistance and mine clearance even before joining the treaty.
The Peace Union of Finland was an active campaigner for the Ottawa treaty. We are still following closely the Finnish politics and implementation of the mine ban.