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Last Updated: 27 October 2011

Mine Ban Policy

The Republic of Cameroon signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 19 September 2002, becoming a State Party on 1 March 2003. Cameroon has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes. Legislation to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically has not been enacted. Cameroon submitted its initial Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report on 5 December 2005 and a subsequent report in August 2009, but has not consistently provided annual reports.

Cameroon destroyed its stockpile of 9,187 antipersonnel mines in April 2003. Cameroon apparently retains 3,154 “inactive mines” for training purposes. Cameroon has not provided further reporting on the use of retained mines, as agreed by States Parties in 2004.

Cameroon is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) and its Amended Protocol II on landmines, but not CCW Protocol V on explosive remnants of war.

Cameroon attended the Tenth Meeting of States Parties in Geneva in November–December 2010, but did not attend the intersessional Standing Committee meetings in June 2011.