Chile ratified the Convention on 10 September 2001, and the Convention entered into force for Chile on 1 March 2002.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 5 September 2002, Chile reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.
In 2003, Chile reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Chile reported having destroyed 299,219 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, Chile has reported having retained 2,197 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are used to train deminers of the Chilean army and navy in the detection, deactivation, and destruction of anti-personnel mines.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Chile 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, Chile 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 2012.
On 14 April 2011, Chile submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Eleventh Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2020.
Chile's Extension Request Received 14 April 2011 Spanish PDF 16.0MB
Additional Information Received 3 June 2011 English/Spanish PDF 577KB
Chile's Extension Request Executive Summary Spanish PDF 75KB
Chile's Extension Request Analysis PDF 82KB
Chile's Extension Request Decision PDF 42KB