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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d’ Ivoire signed the Convention on 3 December 1997, ratified it on 30 June 2000, with the Convention enteing into force for Côte d’ Ivoire on 1 December 2000.


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.

In the Article 7 Report submitted for 2012, Côte d’Ivoire indicated that it would retain anti-personnel mines for permitted purposes

As of 2014, Côte d’Ivoire reported retaining 290 anti-personnel mines fortraining officers of the Côte d’Ivoire Republican Forces and the Gendarmerie Nationale.

In its initial Article 7 Report submitted on 19 April 2004, Côte d’ Ivoire reported that it had no stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

In the Article 7 Report submitted for the reporting period of 2010 to 2012, Côte d’ Ivoire reported previously unknown stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In its Article 7 Report submitted on 14 May 2014, Côte d’Ivoire reported that it had completed the destruction of the previously unknown stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Côte d’ Ivoire reported having destroyed 1,803 mines.

In its initial Article 7 Report Côte d’ Ivoire reported that there were no areas under its jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines are known or suspected to be emplaced.

In its Article 7 Report submitted on 14 May 2014, Côte d’Ivoire reported discovering a previously unknown mined area and that as of 2013, it had cleared and destroyed 277 mines in-situ clearing the mined zone.

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.

Cote d'Ivoire has reported having established national implementation measures or that it considers existing legislation to be sufficient. 

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