Argentina ratified the Convention on 14 September 1999, and the Convention entered into force for Argentina on 1 March 2000.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 31 August 2000, Argentina reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.
In its transparency report submitted on 13 April 2004, Argentina reported that as of 4 December 2003, it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.
In total, Argentina reported having destroyed 99,968 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 2017, Argentina has reported retaining 212 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are retained by the Argentinian Army and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Investigation for Defense to use for the “Mine Destruction Systems without Explosives” project.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Argentina reported areas under its jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines were known or suspected to be emplaced.
In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Argentina 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 2010.
On 27 April 2009, Argentina submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Cartagena Summit on a Mine Free World and a new deadline set for 1 January 2020.
Article 5 Extension Request
Argentina's Extension Request Received 27 April 2009 Spanish PDF 1.6MB
Argentina's Extension Request Decision PDF 84KB