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El Salvador

El Salvador signed the Convention on 4 December 1997, ratified it on 27 January 1999, with the Convention entering into force for El Salvador on 1 July 1999.

Obligations under the Convention

In its initial transparency report submitted on 31 August 2001, El Salvador reported stockpiledanti-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.  

El Salvador had kept a number of mines for such permitted purposed. El Salvador later informed that in 2008, it had destroyed the last 72 anti-personnel mines it had kept for training purposes.

In its initial transparency report, El Salvador reported stockpiledanti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession.

In its annual transparency report submitted on 20 April 2004, El Salvador reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines in 2003. 

In total, El Salvador reported having destroyed 5,408 mines.

In its 2001 transparency report, El Salvador reported that there were no longer any mined areas under its jurisdiction or control, having concluded its mine clearance in July 1999.

El Salvador has indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.

El Salvador is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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. 

Article 9 of the Convention states that “each State Party shall 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.”

El Salvador has indicated having established national implementation measures or that it considers existing legislation to be sufficient.