Cluster Munition Ban Policy
Summary: Somaliland cannot accede to, or attend meetings of, the Convention on Cluster Munitions due to its political status. Its position on banning cluster munitions is not known. Somaliland is not known to have used or produced cluster munitions and it is not known if it possesses any stocks of the weapons.
The Republic of Somaliland proclaimed independence from Somalia in 1991 after the fall of the government of Siad Barre. Somaliland is not recognized by the international community as an independent state and thus is not eligible to adhere formally to international instruments such as the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Somaliland authorities have not made a statement on their policy toward cluster munitions. There are no indications that Somaliland has ever used or produced cluster munitions and it is not known if Somaliland possesses any stocks of cluster munitions.