Jordan ratified the Convention on 13 November 1998, and the Convention entered into force for Jordan on 1 May 1999.
Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)
In its initial transparency report submitted on 9 August 1999, Jordan reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control.
In its transparency report submitted on 1 May 2003, Jordan reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.
In total, Jordan reported having destroyed 92,342 mines.
Retained Mines (Article 3)
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 2018, Jordan has reported having retained 100 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes. These mines are used for the purpose of mine detection training for new deminers and mine detection dog teams working on Jordan’s northern border demining project.
Mine Clearance (Article 5)
In its initial transparency report, Jordan reported areas under its jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines were known or suspected to be emplaced.
In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, Jordan undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 May 2009.
On 31 March 2008, Jordan submitted a request to extend its deadline. The request was granted at the Eighth Meeting of the States Parties, and a new deadline set for 1 May 2012.
On 24 April 2012, at a completion ceremony presided over by His Royal Highness Hussein bin Abdullah, Jordan’s Crown Prince and attended by Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon Magnus, His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Al Hussein announced that Jordan had completed mine clearance operations.
It was further noted that Jordan was the first country in the Middle East to clear its territory of all known landmines in accordance with Article 5 of the Convention.
Jordan presented a formal declaration of completion at the Twelfth Meeting of the States Parties.
Jordan is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.
Jordan is also a State Party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Article 5 Extension Request Process
Extension Request received 31 March 2008
Article 7 Transparency Report submitted in
Update on Victim Assistance
Jordan—National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation (NCDR)