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Benin signed the Convention on 3 December 1997, ratified it on 25 September 1998, with the Convention entering into force for Benin on 1 March 1999.

Obligations under the Convention

In its initial Article 7 report submitted on 15 October 1999, Benin 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 2008, Benin reported retaining 16 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Benin reported that it had no stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

Benin 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.

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