Iraq acceded to the Convention on 15 August 2007, and the Convention entered into force for Iraq on 1 February 2008.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 31 July 2008, Iraq reported that it had no stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.
Victim Assistance (Article 6.3)
Iraq is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors. Iraq is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
On 31 July 2008, Iraq submitted its initial transparency report which indicated that there are areas under Iraq’s jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines are known or suspected to be emplaced.
In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Iraq undertakes to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 February 2018.
On 6 April 2017, Iraq submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at Sixteenth Meeting of States Parties, Vienna, Austria and a new deadline set for 1 February 2028.
On 14 May 2018, Iraq acted upon the decisions of the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated plan for non-technical survey in the different areas of the country, including NTS plans for areas liberated from ISIS.
2017 Extension Request
Annexes to the Extension Request
Annex I PDF 8.36KB
Iraq's Revised Extension Request Received 28 August 2017 English PDF 6.26MB
Annexes to the Revised Extension Request
Iraq's Extension Request Executive Summary English PDF
Iraq's Extension Request Decision English PDF 69KB