Uganda ratified the Convention on 25 February 1999, and the Convention entered into force for Uganda on 1 August 1999.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted in 24 May 2002, Uganda reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control. In its transparency report submitted in 2008, Uganda reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Uganda reported having destroyed 6, 503 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. Uganda has reported having retained 1,764 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Uganda 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, Uganda undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 August 2009.
In 2009, Uganda submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World and a new deadline was set for 1 August 2012.
On 10 August 2012, Uganda informed the 11MSP President that due to technical difficulties, Uganda is not in a position to declare completion and would need approximately, three additional months to conclude mine clearance operations. Uganda further indicated to the 11MSP President that it hoped to be in a position to declare completion of its Article 5 obligation by the Twelfth Meeting of the States Parties.
Extension Request Received 19 August 2009 PDF 8.6MB
Extension Request Decision PDF 82KB