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Cambodia signed the Convention on 3 December 1997, ratified it on 28 July 1999, with the Convention entering into force for Cambodia on 1 January 2000.


Obligations under the Convention

In its initial transparency report submitted on 28 June 2000, Cambodia reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

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.

As of 2020, Cambodia reported having 3 730 anti-personnel mines and other types retained for these permitted purposes.

In its transparency report submitted in 2008, Cambodia reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. 

In total, Cambodia reported having destroyed 203,671 mines.

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

In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Cambodia undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 January 2010.

On 11 May 2009, Cambodia submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline.The request was granted at the Cartagena Summit and a new deadline was set for 1 January 2020.

On 27 March 2019, Cambodia submitted a second request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties, Oslo, Norway, and a new deadline set for 31 December 2025.

On 10 May 2023, Cambodia acted upon the decisions of the Fourth Review Conference by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.

On 30 April 2024, Cambodia acted upon the decisions of the Fourth Review Conference by submitting a second updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.

Article 5 Extension Request Process

Cambodia has indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.

Cambodia is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Annually and no later than 30 April, each State Party is to update information covering the previous calendar year. The latest Article 7 reports for this State Party can be found on this page. 

Article 9 of the Convention states that “each State Party shall take all appropriate legal, administrative and other measures, including the imposition of penal sanctions, to prevent and suppress any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Convention undertaken by persons or on territory under its jurisdiction or control.”

Cambodia has reported having established national implementation measures or that it considers existing legislation to be sufficient. 

Individualised Approach

Presidency of the 11MSP

Cambodia held the Presidency of the Convention in 2011. H.E. Prak Sokhonn Vice Minister attached to the Prime Minister of Cambodia led the work of the States Parties as President of the 11MSP.  

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