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Last Updated: 02 November 2011

Mine Ban Policy

Commitment to the Mine Ban Treaty

Mine Ban Treaty status

State Party

Pro-mine ban UNGA voting record

Absent from annual vote since 2006

National implementation measures

Law No.28 PR/2006 entered into force on 26 August 2006

Transparency reporting

20 May 2010


The Republic of Chad signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 6 July 1998 and ratified it on 6 May 1999, becoming a State Party on 1 November 1999. National implementation legislation was promulgated on 26 August 2006.[1]

As of 28 October 2011, Chad had not submitted its Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report due 30 April 2011. It has submitted 10 previous reports.[2]

Chad participated in the Tenth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in November–December 2010 in Geneva, where it submitted a request for a three-year extension of its Article 5 obligations, until January 2014. This was Chad’s second request for a short-term extension. Chad also made interventions during sessions on international cooperation and assistance, victim assistance, and during Mauritania’s request for an Article 5 extension. Chad also attended the intersessional Standing Committee meetings in Geneva in June 2011, where it made presentations during the sessions on mine clearance and victim assistance.

Chad is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.

Production, transfer, stockpiling, and use

Chad is not known to have produced or exported antipersonnel mines. It completed destruction of its stockpile of 4,490 antipersonnel mines in January 2003. It destroyed 1,407 newly discovered stockpiled mines from 2003 to 2005.[3] Chad reported destroying another 11 stockpiled antipersonnel mines in 2007, but did not report details of the locations or sources of the mines.[4]

In all previous Article 7 reports, Chad has reported that it does not retain any antipersonnel mines for training purposes.

In June 2009, authorities in Chad reported new use of antivehicle mines by unknown armed groups near its borders with Sudan and the Central African Republic, as well as the seizure of 190 antivehicle mines after a clash with an unidentified armed group.[5]


[1] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Forms A and J, 1 April 2007.

[2] Previous Article 7 reports were submitted on 20 May 2010, 1 July 2009, 1 April 2008, 1 April 2007, 1 September 2006, 27 September 2005, 27 May 2004, 30 April 2003, 29 April 2002, and 12 December 2001.

[3] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Form G, 1 September 2006; and Landmine Monitor Report 2006, p. 274.

[4] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Form G, 1 April 2008.

[5] Email from Saleh Hissein Hassan, Coordinator, National Demining Center (Centre National de Déminage, CND), 7 May 2010; and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Le Coordinateur Militaire du MRE, le GL Idriss Dokony Adiker a présenté aux Ambassadeurs et Représentants des Organisations Internationales accrédités à N’djamena, un lot de Matériels de Guerre saisi sur les mercenaries à la solde Soudan” (“The Military Coordinator of MRE, GL Idriss Dokony Adiker presented to Ambassadors and representatives of International Organizations a batch of war materials seized from mercenaries under the pay of Sudan”), 20 June 2009, www.tchad-diplomatie.org.