Tajikistan’s clearance output decreased significantly in 2022 compared to the previous year. The national authority estimates that total contamination from cluster munition remnants (CMR) increased hugely to almost 4.04km2 at the end of 2022 from 1.87km2 a year earlier. This increase was due to the identification of previously unrecorded contamination.
- Tajikistan should accede to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) as a matter of priority.
- Tajikistan should comply with its obligations under international human rights law to clear CMR on territory under its jurisdiction or control as soon as possible.
- The Tajikistan National Mine Action Center (TNMAC) should seek to confirm the extent of remaining CMR contamination and ensure timely clearance and release of the contaminated areas.