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Brazil signed the Convention on 3 December 1997, ratified it on 30 April 1999, with the Convention entering into force for Brazil on 1 October 1999.

Obligations under the Convention

In its initial transparency report submitted on 29 March 2000, Brazil 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.

In 2019, Brazil destroyed the remaining 364 anti-personnel mines it had retained for permitted purposes and no longer holds anti-personnel mines in accordance with Article 3.

In its transparency report submitted on 17 March 2003, Brazil reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Brazil reported having destroyed 27,852 mines. 

Brazil 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.

Brazil has reported having established national implementation measures or that it considers existing legislation to be sufficient.