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Burundi signed the Convention on 3 December 1997, ratified it on 22 October 2003, with the Convention entering into force for Burundi on 1 April 2004.

Obligations under the Convention

In its initial transparency report submitted on 9 August 2005, Burundi reported stockpiled anti-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.

As of 2017, Burundi reported having retained four (4) anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

In its transparency report submitted on 1 July 2008, Burundi reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Burundi reported having destroyed 664 mines.

In its initial transparency report, Burundi 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, Burundi undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 April 2014.

At the 2014 Intersessional Meetings Burundi declared it had fulfilled its mine clearance obligation.

Burundi has indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors. Afghanistan 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.”

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

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