Kosovo is contaminated with anti-personnel mines and cluster munition remnants.

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Performance

    Not Applicable

Recommendation for Action

  • While formal accession to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) is not currently possible for Kosovo, as it is not recognised as a State by the depositary, Kosovo should submit a letter to the UN Secretary-General pledging to comply fully, on a voluntary basis, with the CCM and submit voluntary Article 7 reports on an annual basis.
  • The Kosovo Mine Action Centre (KMAC) should seek to complete clearance of cluster munition remnants (CMR) as soon as possible and should elaborate a new mine action strategy with realistic annual targets and a timeline for completion.
  • The Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA) should be updated to the latest version, to have accurate and up-to-date information for the new mine action strategy.
  • In addition to survey of suspected hazardous areas (SHAs), Kosovo should also review the basis on which confirmed hazardous areas (CHAs) are established. In particular, it should conduct survey to confirm evidence of CMR contamination before embarking on full clearance.

Download the full 2023 report for Kosovo

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