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Chad

Chad ratified the Convention on 6 May 1999, and the Convention entered into force for Chad on 1 November 1999.

Obligations under the Convention

In its initial transparency report submitted on 29 April 2002, Chad 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.

Chad opted not to retain any anti-personnel mines for permitted purposes-

In its initial transparency report submitted on 29 April 2002, Chad reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.

In its transparency report submitted on 1 September 2006, Chad reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines. 

In total, Chad reported having destroyed 6,885 mines.

In its initial transparency report Chad reported areas known or suspected to contain anti-personnel mines under its control.

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

In 2008 and 2010, Chad submitted requests to extend its mine clearance deadline, both requests were granted. At the Tenth Meeting of the States Parties a new mine clearance deadline set for 1 January 2014. 

On 2 May 2013, Chad submitted an extension request to extend this deadline. The request was granted at the Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 1 January 2020. 

In this regard, the Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties requested that Chad submit to the President of the Thirteenth Meeting of the States Parties, by the Third Review Conference, a clear and detailed national survey and clearance plan leading to completion with this plan addressing information discrepancies in the extension request. 

On 16 April 2019, Chad submitted a fourth request to extend its mine clearance deadline. The request was granted at the Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties, Oslo, Norway, and a new deadline set for 1 January 2025.

Article 5 Extension Request Proces

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

Chad 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.”

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

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