Portugal ratified the Convention on 19 February 1999, and the Convention entered into force for Portugal on 1 August 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 1 February 2000, Portugal reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control. 

In its transparency report submitted on 1 March 2005, Portugal reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Portugal reported having destroyed 271,967 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, Portugal has reported having retained 694 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are retained and used to train explosive ordnance disposal teams in mine detection, clearance and destruction techniques and to provide basic mine awareness training to  military personnel deployed in international missions.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

Portugal reported that there were no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.





Portugal's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

Portugal's 2017 Article 7 transparency report



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