Tunisia ratified the Convention on 9 July 1999, and the Convention entered into force for Tunisia on 1 January 2000.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 9 July 2000, Tunisia reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control. 

In 2003, Tunisia reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, Tunisia reported having destroyed 17,575 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 2017, Tunisia has reported having retained 4,509 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report, Tunisia indicated 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, Tunisia undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 1 January 2010.

At the 2009 Meeting of the Standing Committee on Mine Clearance, Tunisia announced that mine clearance operations had been completed in late March 2009, thus fulfilling its obligation under Article 5 of the Convention, nine months ahead of its deadline.

Tunisia's Declaration of Completion, 27 May 2009 PDF 1.5MB


Tunisia's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

Tunisia's 2017 Article 7 transparency report