Peru ratified the Convention on 17 June 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Peru on 1 March 1999.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted in 2 May 2000, Peru reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.
In its transparency report submitted in March 2002, Peru reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Peru reported having destroyed 338, 356 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 2018, Peru has reported having retained 2,015 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Peru 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, Peru 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 3 April 2008, Peru submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Cartagena Summit and a new deadline set for 1 March 2017.
On 30 March 2016, Peru submitted a second request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 31 December 2024.
On 5 June 2018, Peru acted upon the decisions of the Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.
Peru is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.
Peru is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Article 5 Extension Request
2016 Extension Request
Peru's Extension Request Received 30 March 2016 Spanish PDF 1.9MB
Peru's Revised Extension Request Received 2 August 2016 Spanish PDF 12.2MB
Peru's Extension Request Executive Summary Spanish PDF 82KB
Peru's Extension Request Analysis English PDF 171KB
Peru's Extension Request Decision PDF 67KB
2008 Extension Request
Peru's Extension Request Received 3 April 2008 Spanish PDF 3.4MB
Peru's Revised Extension Request Received 20 August 2008 Spanish PDF 3.2MB
Peru's Extension Request Analysis English PDF 35KB
Peru's Extension Request Decision PDF 77KB
Update on Victim Assistance, June 2018 and November 2018
Update on Article 5 Implementation, June 2018 and November 2018