Rwanda ratified the Convention on 8 June 2000, and the Convention entered into force for Rwanda on 1 December 2000.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 4 September 2001, Rwanda indicated it did not have any stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.
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 2008, Rwanda has reported having retained 65 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Rwanda 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, Rwanda undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 December 2010.
On 1 December 2009, at the Cartagena Summit, Rwanda reported that it had become the first country in the African Great Lakes region to fulfill its obligation under Article 5 of the Convention.
Declaration of Completion, 1 December 2009