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UN Security Council
Resolution 1005
Landmine display
Land mines
Date 17 July 1995
Meeting no. 3,555
Code S/RES/1005 (Document)
Subject Rwanda
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
  • Flag of France.svg France
  • Flag of Russia.svg Russia
  • Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
  • Flag of the United States.svg United States
Non-permanent members
  • Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
  • Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana
  • Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
  • Flag of Germany.png Germany
  • Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras
  • Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia
  • Flag of Italy.svg Italy
  • Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
  • Flag of Oman.svg Oman
  • Flag of Rwanda (1962–2001).svg Rwanda

United Nations Security Council resolution 1005, adopted unanimously on 17 July 1995, after recalling resolutions 918 (1994) and 997 (1995) on the situation in Rwanda, the Council noted the hazards posed by land mines and, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, authorised appropriate amounts of explosives to be used exclusively for demining programmes in the country.[1]

The Council noted the will of the Government of Rwanda to address the issue of unexploded land mines and the interest of other states to assist with the destruction of the land mines in Rwanda. It underlined the importance the Council placed on efforts to eliminate the threat posed by unexploded land mines in several countries and the nature of humanitarian demining programmes.

It was recognised that the demining process would require the use of explosives. The explosives could be provided to Rwanda despite the arms embargo imposed on the country, with prior approval from the Committee of the Security Council established in Resolution 918.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. Hilaire, Max (2005). United Nations law and the Security Council. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-7546-4489-7. 
  2. Neal, Riemer (2000). Protection against genocide: mission impossible?. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-275-96515-0. 

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