Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines

  • Article 5 deadline

    1 March 2013

  • Performance

    Not Applicable

Key Developments

Explosive devices, including mines of an improvised nature, continue to claim casualties, particularly in Cameroon’s northern districts along the border with Nigeria but also in other regions amid escalating military activity by Boko Haram. No formal mine action programme has yet been established and Cameroon remains without an extended Article 5 deadline.

Recommendations for Action

  • Cameroon should respect its obligations to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC).
  • Cameroon should inform States Parties to the APMBC of the discovery of any anti-personnel mine contamination, including mines of an improvised nature. It should report on the location of all suspected or confirmed mined areas under its jurisdiction or control and on the status of programmes for their destruction in its Article 7 transparency report.
  • Cameroon should request a new APMBC Article 5 deadline in order to return to compliance with the Convention.
  • Cameroon should try to mobilise and facilitate assistance and expertise from humanitarian demining organisations for survey and clearance.

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