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.
As of 2012, Uganda has reported having retained 1,764 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.
Victim Assistance (Article 6.3)
Uganda is one of the 30 States Parties that have reported having significant numbers of landmine survivors. Uganda is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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 was 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
On 28 November 2012, Uganda announced that it had fulfilled its obligation under Article 5 of the Convention. Uganda submitted a declaration of completion to the Twelfth Meeting of the States Parties.
Article 5 Extension Request
Extension Request Received 19 August 2009 PDF 8.6MB
Extension Request Decision PDF 82KB
Uganda's Declaration of Completion, 2012
Uganda's victim assistance statements
Uganda's 2011-2012 Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2012
Press Release | Six countries declare themselves free of landmines
At the Twelfth Meeting of the States Parties, Major General Julius Oketta, Director, National Emergency and Coordination Centre, declared that Uganda had fulfilled its Article 5 implementation obligation.
A survey carried out in Uganda found that shortly after mine accidents, women landmine survivors experience a high degree of hardship and abandonment. Uganda is one of 29 States Parties with significant numbers of landmine survivors.
Snapshots of Uganda at Convention related activities on Flickr