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Congo, Republic of

The Republic of Congo acceded to the Convention on 4 May 2001, and the Convention entered into force for Congo on 1 November 2001.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 12 September 2002, Congo reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

In 2009, Congo reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Congo reported having destroyed 9,136 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.

The Republic of the Congo has reported having retained 322 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Congo 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, Congo undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 November 2011.

On 24 November 2011, Congo submitted a request to extend this deadline. The request was granted at the Eleventh Meeting of the States Parties (11MSP) and a new deadline set for 1 January 2013.

On 5 December 2012, at the Twelfth Meeting of the States Parties (12MSP), Congo declared it had completed implementation of its mine clearance obligation.

Extension Request

Congo's Extension Request Received 24 November 2011 French PDF 1.8MB

Congo's Extension Request Executive Summary French PDF 26KB

Congo's Extension Request Analysis PDF 29KB

Congo's Extension Request Decision PDF 50KB

Congo's Declaration of Completion 2012 French PDF 55KB

Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2009 French PDF 1.2MB

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