Yemen ratified the Convention on 1 September 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Yemen on 1 March 1999.
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.
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.
Yemen is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors. Yemen is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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.
On 28 March 2019, Yemen submitted a third request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties, Oslo, Norway, and a new deadline set for 1 March 2023.
2019 Extension Request
Yemen's Extension Request Received 28 March 2019 PDF 1.85MB
Yemen's Revised Extension Request Received 8 August 2019 PDF 1.5MB
Yemen's Extension Request Decision English PDF 114KB
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 Decision PDF 75KB
Update on Victim Assistance, November 2019
Update on Victim Assistance, November 2018
Update on Article 5 Implementation