Zimbabwe ratified the Convention on 18 June 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Zimbabwe on 1 March 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 11 January 2000, Zimbabwe reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In its transparency report submitted on 4 April 2001, Zimbabwe reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Zimbabwe reported having destroyed 4,092 mines.

Retained Mines (Article 3)

Notwithstanding the obligation to destroy all stockpiled anti-personnel mines, the Convention permits the retention of the minimum number of anti-personnel mines absolutely necessary for the development of and training in mine detection, mine clearance, or mine destruction techniques. Zimbabwe has reported having retained 450 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Zimbabwe reported areas under its jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines are known or suspected to be emplaced.

In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Zimbabwe undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 March 2009.

In 2008, 2010 and 2012 Zimbabwe submitted requests to extend its mine clearance deadline. The requests were granted and a new deadline set for 1 January 2015.

On 31 December 2013, Zimbabwe submitted a fourth request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Third Review Conference and a new deadline set for 1 January 2018.

Extension Requests

2014 Extension Request

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Received 31 December 2013 PDF 857KB

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 130KB 

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Analysis PDF 143KB

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Decision PDF 190KB

2012 Extension Request

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Received 30 March 2012 PDF 769KB

Zimbabwe's Revised Extension Request Received 25 October 2012 PDF 4.0MB

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Analysis PDF 126KB

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Decision PDF 69KB

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2010 Extension Request

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Received 3 August 2010 PDF 693KB

Zimbabwe's Revised Extension Request Received 28 September 2010 PDF 393KB

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Analysis PDF 61KB

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Decision PDF 14KB

2008 Extension Request

Zimbabwe's Extension Request  Received 30 March 2008 PDF 261KB

Zimbabwe's Revised Extension Request Received 27 May 2008 PDF 268KB

Zimbabwe's Revised Extension Request Received 17 November 2008 PDF 157KB

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Executive Summary
Arabic PDF 82KB | English PDF 32KB
Russian PDF 86KB | Spanish PDF 83KB

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Analysis
Chinese PDF 180KB | English PDF 35KB
Russian PDF 92KB | Spanish PDF 86KB

Zimbabwe's Extension Request Decision PDF 75KB

 


Article 5 implementation update, April 2014 PDF 138KB


Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2015 PDF 157KB




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