Eritrea acceded to the Convention on 27 August 2001, and the Convention entered into force for Eritrea on 1 February 2002.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 3 September 2002, Eritrea 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 2014, Eritrea has reported having retained 101 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes, 71 of which Eritrea indicates are inert.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report Eritrea indicated that there were 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, Eritrea undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 February 2012.
On 31 March 2011, Eritrea submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Eleventh Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 February 2015.
On 23 January 2014, Eritrea submitted a second request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Third Review Conference and a new deadline set for 1 February 2020.
Eritrea is one of 29 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.
2014 Extension Request
Eritrea’s Extension Request Received 23 January 2014 PDF 677KB
Eritrea's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 97KB
Eritrea's Extension Request Analysis PDF 115KB
Eritrea's Extension Request Decision PDF 190KB
2011 Extension Request
Eritrea's Extension Request Received 31 March 2011 PDF 5.0MB
Eritrea's Revised Extension Request Received 11 August 2011 PDF 2.4MB
Additional Information Received 7 June 2011 PDF 0.9MB
Eritrea's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 109KB
Eritrea's Extension Request Analysis PDF 102KB
Eritrea's Extension Request Decision PDF 47KB