Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 31 October 2011

Commitment to the Mine Ban Treaty

Mine Ban Treaty status

State Party

National implementation measures

National Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Law enacted 1 April 2008

Transparency reporting

30 April 2011


The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 11 August 1998, ratified on 13 November 1998, and became a State Party on 1 May 1999. On 1 April 2008, Jordan enacted the National Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Law, which incorporated the treaty into Jordan’s domestic law.[1]

Jordan submitted its fourteenth Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 report, dated 30 April 2011, covering the period from 30 April 2010 to 20 March 2011.

Jordan attended the Tenth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty in Geneva in November–December 2010 and made statements on mine clearance, cooperation and assistance, victim assistance, and universalization. Jordan also attended the intersessional Standing Committee meetings in June 2011, where it made statements on mine clearance and universalization and provided an update on victim assistance.

Jordan’s Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein has continued to play an important leadership role in promoting the treaty. He served as chair of the board of the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation (NCDR) and president of the Eighth Meeting of States Parties in November 2007. He was also appointed to serve as Special Envoy on Universalization of the Mine Ban Treaty in 2010 and 2011.[2]

Jordan is party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) and its Amended Protocol II on landmines. It submitted its annual report as required under Article 13 covering the period from 1 September 2010 to 31 December 2010. It had not submitted an annual report since 2006. Jordan is not party to CCW Protocol V on explosive remnants of war.

Production, use, stockpile destruction, and retention

Jordan never produced or exported antipersonnel mines, and last used them in 1978. It completed the destruction of its stockpile of 92,342 antipersonnel mines in April 2003. It included Claymore mines in its stockpile destruction.

In April 2011, Jordan reported that it retained 850 antipersonnel mines for training purposes.[3]  This is 50 fewer than reported the previous year.


[1] NCDR, “The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Law: Law Number 10 for the year 2008,” Amman, April 2008, For more details see Landmine Monitor Report 2008, p. 459.

[2] At the intersessional Standing Committee meetings in June 2011, Prince Mired provided a report on his activities, including meetings held in Seoul with government officials of the Republic of Korea and members of the Korean Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Korean Red Cross Society. Statement of Jordan, Standing Committee on the  General Status and Operation of the Convention, Mine Ban Treaty, 20 June 2011.

[3] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Form D, 30 April 2011. It also reported that 50 mines were transferred for training purposes, but it is unclear how this total relates to the 850 total.