The Sultanate of Oman acceded to the Convention on 20 August 2014. The Convention entered into force for Oman on 1 February 2015.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted in 2015, Oman reported 15,260 stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.
In information provided in 2017 in accordance with its Article 7 transparency obligations, Oman reported that 4,578 anti-personnel mines were destroyed in 2015-2016, leaving 10,682 stockpiled anti-personnel mines to destroy. Oman indicated that the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines was planned to be completed in 2018.
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, Oman has reported having retained 2,000 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Oman 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, Oman undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 February 2025.
Update on Article 5 Implementation, June 2018
Update on Article 4 Implementation, June 2018
Oman's 2017 Article 7 transparency report
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