Serbia acceded to the Convention on 18 September 2003, and the Convention entered into force for Serbia on 1 March 2004.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 1 September 2004, Serbia reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.
In its transparency report submitted in 27 December 2006, Serbia reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Serbia reported having destroyed 1,404,819 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, Serbia has reported having retained 3,134 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are planned to be used for personnel training towards possible engagement in United Nations peace operations, protection equipment testing, and mine detectors.
Serbia is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.
Serbia is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Serbia reported 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, Serbia undertakes to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 March 2014.
On 27 March 2013, Serbia submitted a request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2019.
On 3 March 2016, Serbia acted upon the decisions of the Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.
On 14 March 2018, Serbia submitted a second request to extend its mine clearance deadline and on 28 June 2018 Serbia submitted additional information to the request. The request was granted at the Seventeenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 March 2023.
2018 Extension request
Serbia's Extension Request Received 14 March 2018 PDF 3.4MB
Additional Information Received 28 June 2018 PDF 291 KB
Serbia's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 347KB
Serbia's Extension Request Analysis PDF 214KB
Serbia's Extension Request Decision PDF 186KB
Serbia's Extension Request Received 27 March 2013 PDF 358KB
Serbia's Extension Requests Executive Summary PDF 119KB
Serbia's Extension Request Analysis PDF 95KB
Serbia's Extension Request Decision PDF 66KB
Update on Victim Assistance, June 2018
Update on Article 5 Implementation, June 2018
Serbia's 2017 Article 7 transparency report
Snapshots of Serbia at Convention-related activities on Flickr.
Information on key partners in Serbia
ITF Enhancing Human Security is a long standing partner to Serbian Mine Action. For more information on ITF activities in Serbia, please visit: www.itf.si/activities/southeast-europe/serbia
Contact information for the Serbian Mine Action Centre (SMAC)
Mine Action Centre of the Republic of Serbia 31, Vojvode Toze St. Belgrade, Serbia Tel: +381 11 30 45 280 Fax: + 381 11 30 45 281 Website: www.czrs.gov.rs