Croatia is heavily contaminated with anti-personnel mines. It completed cluster munition remnant clearance in 2020.

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Article 4 deadline

    1 August 2020

  • Performance

    Very Good

Performance Criterion Score
Understanding of contamination (20% of overall score) 9
National ownership and programme management (10% of overall score) 9
Gender (10% of overall score) 4
Information management and reporting (10% of overall score) 9
Planning and tasking (10% of overall score) 9
Land release system (20% of overall score) 7
Land release outputs and Article 4 compliance (20% of overall score) 10
Performance score 8.3

Key Developments

Croatia has reported fulfilling its Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) Article 4 obligations, completing clearance of remaining cluster munition remnants (CMR) on 10 July 2020, several weeks ahead of its 1 August deadline. Croatia submitted its Declaration of Compliance on 1 August 2020. Completion by its original 10-year deadline was the result of strong national ownership and political will, national funding, and effective planning. While Croatia has cleared all known CMR-contaminated areas, remnants may be discovered post completion (residual contamination). Addressing residual CMR will be the responsibility of the Ministry of the Interior – Police Directorate explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams and the Civil Protection Directorate – CROMAC.

Download the full 2021 Cluster Munition Remnants Report for Croatia

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