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.

On 11 November 2019, Eritrea submitted a third request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties, Oslo, Norway, and a new deadline set for 31 December 2020.

Victim Assistance

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

Extension Requests

2019 Extension Request

Eritrea's Extension Request Received 11 November 2019 PDF 197KB

Eritrea's Extension Request Decision English PDF 113KB

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


Article 5 implementation update, April 2014 PDF 406KB

Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2014 PDF 380KB

Snapshots of Eritrea at Convention-related activities on Flickr.