Brazil ratified the Convention on 30 April 1999, and the Convention entered into force for Brazil on 1 October 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 29 March 2000, Brazil reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.  

In its transparency report submitted on 17 March 2003, Brazil reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Brazil reported having destroyed 27,852 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.

As of 2018, Brazil reported retaining 1,204 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

These mines are retained for military training purposes, to allow the Brazilian military armed forces to adequately participate in international demining activities and for the purpose of training in mine detection, clearance and destruction.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

Brazil has reported no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.



Update on Article 4 Implementation, June 2018


Brazil's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

Brazil's 2017 Article 7 transparency report


Snapshots of Brazil at Convention-related activities on Flickr.