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Bangladesh signed the Convention on 7 May 1998, ratified it on 6 September 2000, with the Convention entering into force for Bangladesh on 1 March 2001.


Obligations under the Convention

In its initial transparency report submitted on 28 August 2002, Bangladesh reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control. 

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, Bangladesh had reported having retained 12,050 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

In its transparency report submitted on 24 March 2006, Bangladesh reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines in 2005.

In total, Bangladesh reported having destroyed 189,227 mines.

Bangladesh has not reported any areas under its jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines are known or suspected to be emplaced.

Annually and no later than 30 April, each State Party is to update information covering the previous calendar year. The latest Article 7 reports for this State Party can be found on this page.

Each State Party is to take all appropriate legal, administrative and other measures, including the imposition of penal sanctions, to prevent and suppress any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Convention undertaken by persons or on territory under its jurisdiction or control.

Bangladesh is still required to report on established national implementation measures or whether it considers existing legislation to be sufficient.

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