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Botswana  signed the Convention on 3 December 1997, ratified it on 1 March 2000, with the Convention entering into force for Botswana on 1 September 2000.

Obligations under the Convention

In its initial transparency report submitted on 28 September 2001, Botswana 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.

In 2019, at the Oslo Review Conference, Botswana announced it had destroyed the 1,102 anti-personnel mines it had retained for permitted purposes and no longer holds anti-personnel mines in accordance with Article 3.

Botswana reported no stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

Botswana 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.

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