Yemen ratified the Convention on 1 September 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Yemen on 1 March 1999.

Compliance

With regard to the breach of the Convention in “Wadi Bani Jarmouz” in Yemen, the Convention’s 2013 Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties expressed its appreciation of the Government of Yemen’s Official Communiqué of 17 November 2013 outlining the seriousness of the situation, Yemen’s renewed commitment towards all aspects of the Convention and its commitment to investigate and take necessary action.

In this regard, the Meeting warmly welcomed the commitment of Yemen to provide to the States Parties, through the President, an interim report by 31 March 2014, and a final report by 31 December 2014, on (a) the status and outcomes of Yemen’s investigation, (b) the identification of those responsible for deploying anti-personnel mines, and subsequent measures taken, (c) information on the source of the anti-personnel mines and how those mines were obtained, particularly given that Yemen had long ago reported the destruction of all stockpiles, (d) the destruction of any additional stocks discovered and the clearance of the mined areas in question, and (e) action to prevent and suppress any possible future prohibited activities undertaken by persons or on territory under its jurisdiction or control.

On 15 January 2015, Yemen submitted a report on measures taken with respect to the above-mentioned breach of the Convention.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted in November of 1999, Yemen reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In its transparency report submitted in 30 March 2005, Yemen reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. In total, Yemen reported having destroyed 78,000 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 2017, Yemen has reported having retained 3,760 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Yemen 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, Yemen 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 7 April 2008, Yemen 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 set for 1 March 2015.

On 17 December 2013, Yemen 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 March 2020.

Extension Requests

2014 Extension Request

Yemen's Extension Request Received 17 December 2013 PDF 1MB

Yemen's Extension Request Executive Summary PDF 58 KB

Yemen's Extension Request Analysis PDF 121KB

Yemen's Extension Request Decision PDF 66KB

2008 Extension Request

Yemen's Extension Request Received 7 April 2008 PDF 1.2MB

Yemen's Revised Extension Request Received 6 November 2008 PDF 193KB

Yemen's Extension Request Executive Summary
Arabic PDF 75KB | Chinese PDF 154KB
English PDF 31KB | Russian PDF 89KB 
Spanish PDF 82KB

Yemen's Extension Request Analysis
Arabic
PDF 84KB | Chinese PDF 172KB
English PDF 36KB | Russian PDF 94KB
Spanish PDF 85KB

Yemen's Extension Request Decision PDF 75KB


 


Update on Article 5 Implementation, June 2018

Arabic


Yemen's Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2014 PDF 480KB


Report on measures taken with respect to the breach of the Convention in Wadi Bani Jarmouz,
January 2015 PDF 3.5MB


Yemen is one of 29 States Parties that has declared a significant number of landmine survivors

Snapshots of Yemen at Convention-related activities on Flickr.