Denmark ratified the Convention on 8 June 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Denmark on 1 March 1999.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 27 August 1999, Denmark reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.
In 2001, Denmark reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.
In total, Denmark reported having destroyed 269,351 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 2016, Denmark has reported having retained 1,783 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are retained for research and development by the Danish Defence Research Establishment and to be used for training in mine detection.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Denmark 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, Denmark 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.
In 2008 and 2010, Denmark submitted requests to extend its deadline. The requests were granted and a new deadline set for 1 July 2012.
On 5 July 2012, at a ceremony at the Skallingen Peninsula, Denmark announced it had fulfilled its obligation under Article 5 of the Convention.
A formal declaration of completion was presented at the Twelfth Meeting of the States Parties (12MSP).
Article 5 Extension Requests
2010 Extension Request
Denmark's Extension Request Received June 2010 PDF 3.7MB
Denmark's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 36KB
Denmark's Extension Request Analysis PDF 64KB
Denmark's Extension Request Decision PDF 10KB
2008 Extension Request
Denmark's Extension Request Received 28 August 2008 PDF 203KB
Denmark's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 45KB
Denmark's Extension Request Analysis PDF 34KB
Denmark's Extension Request Decision PDF 70KB
Denmark's Declaration of Completion, 5 December 2012
Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2015 PDF 220KB
Press Release | Denmark clears World War II minefield, declares itself free of landmines | English PDF 123KB | French 124KB | Spanish 125KB
Photos above courtesy of the Danish Coastal Authority.