Senegal ratified the Convention on 24 September 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Senegal on 1 March 1999.
On 1 September 1999, Senegal reported that it had no stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.
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, Senegal has reported having retained 50 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. In addition, Senegal has indicated that 13 of these anti-personal mines are fuse-less. These mines are retained by MECHEM to be used for training the dog team, while others are kept for training at the Military Engineering Training School.
Senegal is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.
Senegal is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
In its initial transparency report Senegal indicated that there were areas under its jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines are known or suspected to be emplaced.
In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Senegal 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 April 2008, Senegal 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 was set for 1 March 2016.
On 20 June 2015, Senegal submitted a second request for an extended deadline. This request was granted at the Fourteenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2021.
On 3 May 2017, Senegal acted upon the decisions of the Fourteenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention. Further to discussions with the Committee on Article 5 Implementation, Senegal submitted a revised work plan on 13 October 2017.
On 15 June 2020, Senegal submitted a third request to extend its deadline, and on 22 September 2020 Senegal submitted additional information to its request. The request was granted at the Eighteenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2026.
2020 Extension Request
Senegal's Extension Request Received 15 June 2020 French PDF 3.7 MB
Additional Information Received 22 September 2020 French PDF 920KB
Senegal's Extension Request Executive Summary French PDF 146KB
Senegal's Extension Request Analysis French PDF 165KB
Senegal's Extension Request Decision English PDF 129KB
2015 Extension Request
Senegal's Extension Request Received 20 June 2015 French PDF 1.82 MB
Senegal's Extension Request Executive Summary French PDF 176KB
Senegal's Extension Request Analysis PDF 127KB
Senegal's Extension Request Decision PDF 71KB
2008 Extension Request
Senegal's Extension Request Received 2 April 2008 French PDF 1.6MB
Senegal's Revised Extension Request Received 8 July 2008 French PDF 1.6MB
Additional Information Received 12 September 2008 French PDF 63KB
Senegal's Extension Request Analysis PDF 38KB
Senegal's Extension Request Decision PDF 75KB
Update on Article 5 Implementation
June 2018 | November 2018