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Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde signed the Convention on 4 December 1997, ratified it on 14 May 2001, with the Convention entering into force for Cabo Verde on 1 November 2001.


Obligations under the Convention

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 2009, Cabo Verde had reported having retained 120 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

In its initial transparency report submitted on 31 March 2009, Cabo Verde reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines in 2006.

In total, Cabo Verde reported having destroyed 1,516 mines.

Cabo Verde 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.

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

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