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Last Updated: 28 October 2011

Mine Ban Policy

The United Republic of Tanzania signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 13 November 2000, becoming a State Party on 1 May 2001. It has never produced or exported antipersonnel mines. Tanzania used mines in Uganda in 1979 and in Mozambique in 1986–1988. It enacted new legislation specifically to implement the Mine Ban Treaty.[1] Tanzania submitted its seventh Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report in 2009 but has not submitted subsequent annual reports.

Tanzania completed destruction of its stockpile of 22,841 antipersonnel mines in July 2004, well ahead of its 1 May 2005 treaty-mandated deadline. It initially reported 1,146 antipersonnel mines retained for training and development purposes but reported an apparent total of 1,780 by the end of May 2009.

Tanzania served as the co-rapporteur and later co-chair of the Standing Committee on Stockpile Destruction from 2004–2006.

Tanzania did not attend any Mine Ban Treaty meetings in 2010 or the first half of 2011.

Tanzania is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.


[1] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Form A, 15 December 2006.