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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified the Convention on 8 September 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Bosnia and Herzegovina on 1 March 1999. 

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 1 February 2000, Bosnia and Herzegovina reported that as of November 1999, it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In September 2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina informed the Seventh Meeting of the States Parties, that a previously unknown stockpile of anti-personnel mines had been found.

In April 2007, during the Meeting of the Standing Committee on Stockpile Destruction, Bosnia and Herzegovina reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. 

In total, Bosnia and Herzegovina reported having destroyed 475,707 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, Bosnia and Herzegovina has reported having retained 811 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are used for mine detection dog training and training polygons in demining areas.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Bosnia and Herzegovina 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, Bosnia and Herzegovina 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.

On 26 March 2008, Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Ninth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2019.

On 25 April 2018, Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted a second request to extend its mine clearance deadline and on 7 September 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted a revised request. The request was granted at the Seventeenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2021.

Victim Assistance

Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2018 Article 5 Extension Request

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Extension Request Received 25 April 2018 PDF 910KB

Annex 1 PDF 77KB | Annex 2 PDF 496KB | Annex 3 PDF 173KB | Annex 4 PDF 200KBAnnex 5 PDF 42KB | Annex 6 PDF 436KB Annex 7 PDF 346KB | Annex 8 PDF 175KB

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Revised Extension Request Received 7 September 2018 PDF 1.5MB

Annex 1 PDF 77KB | Annex 2 PDF 470KB | Annex 3 PDF 147KB | Annex 4 PDF 200KB | Annex 5 PDF 42KB | Annex 6 PDF 438KB | Annex 7 PDF 346KB | Annex 8 PDF 175KB

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 459KB

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Extension Request Analysis PDF 125KB

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Extension Request Decision PDF 189KB

2008 Article 5 Extension Request

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Extension Request Received 26 March 2008 PDF 1.7MB

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Revised Extension Request Received 27 June 2008 PDF 4.2MB

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 36KB

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Extension Request Analysis PDF 39KB

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Extension Request Decision PDF 79KB


 

 

 



Update on Article 5 Implementation, June 2018

BiH additional information on mine clearance, Dec 2017


Update on Victim Assistance, November 2018


BiH's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

BiH's 2017 Article 7 transparency report


Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Strategy (2009-2019)

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Center (BHMAC)

www.bhmac.org


Snapshots of Bosnia and Herzegovina at Convention-related activities on Flickr.