Croatia ratified the Convention on 20 May 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Croatia on 1 March 1999. 

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 3 September 1999, Croatia reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

In its transparency report submitted on 30 April 2003, Croatia reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Croatia reported having destroyed 199,271 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 2020, Croatia has reported having retained 4,851 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are used during testing and evaluating demining machines and by the Training Company of Engineering Regiment in its regular training and education for deminers.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Croatia 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, Croatia undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 March 2009. 

On 2 June 2008, Croatia submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Ninth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2019. 

On 29 March 2018, Croatia submitted a second request to extend its mine clearance deadline and on 21 June and 24 August Croatia submitted additional information to the request. The request was granted at the Seventeenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2026.

On 13 July 2020, Croatia acted upon the decisions of the Seventeenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.

Victim Assistance

Croatia is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.

Croatia is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2018 Extension Request

Croatia's Extension Request Received 29 March 2018 PDF 2.3MB 

Additional Information Received 21 June 2018 PDF 296 KB

Additional Information Received 24 August PDF 718 KB

Croatia's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 335KB

Croatia's Extension Request Analysis PDF 461KB

Croatia's Extension Request Decision PDF 188KB

2008 Extension Request

Croatia's Extension Request Received 2 June 2008 PDF 587KB

Croatia's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 37KB

Croatia's Extension Request Analysis PDF 38KB

Croatia's Extension Request Decision PDF 77KB



Update on Article 5 Implementation, November 2019

Update on Article 5 Implementation, June 2018 and November 2018

Update on Article 4 Implementation, June 2018

Update on Victim Assistance, November 2019

Update on Victim Assistance, June 2018 and November 2018

Update on Cooperation and Assistance, November 2019

Update on Cooperation and Assistance, June 2018

Croatia's 2019 Article 7 transparency report

Croatia's 2018 Article 7 transparency report



National Mine Action Strategy 2009-2019 PDF 639KB

Croatian Mine Action Centre