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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe signed the Convention in Ottawa on 3 December 1997, ratified it on 18 June 1998, with the Convention entering into force for Zimbabwe on 1 March 1999.

Obligations under the Convention

In its initial transparency report submitted on 11 January 2000, Zimbabwe 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.

As of 2021, Zimbabwe reported having retained 450 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

In its initial transparency report submitted on 11 January 2000, Zimbabwe reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In its transparency report submitted on 4 April 2001, Zimbabwe reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. 

In total, Zimbabwe reported having destroyed 4,092 mines.

In its initial transparency report submitted on 11 January 2000, Zimbabwe reported areas under its jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines are known or suspected to be emplaced.

In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Zimbabwe undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 March 2009.

In 2008, 2010 and 2012 Zimbabwe submitted requests to extend its mine clearance deadline. The requests were granted and a new deadline set for 1 January 2015.

On 31 December 2013, Zimbabwe submitted a fourth request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Third Review Conference and a new deadline set for 1 January 2018.

On 3 April 2017, Zimbabwe submitted a fifth request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Sixteenth Meeting of States Parties, Vienna, Austria, and a new deadline set for 31 December 2025.

On 8 April 2019, Zimbabwe acted upon the decisions of the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties by submitting an updated work plan for the implementation of Article 5 of the Convention.

Article 5 Extension Request Process

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

Zimbabwe 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.”

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

Zimbabwe's Individualised Approach