Benin ratified the Convention on 25 September 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Benin on 1 March 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial Article 7 report submitted on 15 October 1999, Benin reported that it had no stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

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 2008, Benin had reported retaining 16 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

Benin reported no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.

Latest Benin's Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2008

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