Scope Of The Stockholm Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Stockholmer Übereinkommens über persistente organische Schadstoffe

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149. public announcement of the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants

After messages of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, following further States have their instruments of ratification of the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (BGBl. III No 158/2004, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette III No. 152/2012, last proclamation of the scope BGBl. III No. 102/2010) deposited:



Date of deposit of the instrument of ratification:


March 31, 2011


September 8, 2011

Russian Federation

August 17, 2011

Saudi Arabia

July 25, 2012


March 1, 2012


September 20, 2011 on the occasion of the deposit of the instrument of ratification the Russian Federation has made following statement: 1 in accordance with article 18 paragraph 2 of the Convention explains the Russian Federation that it with regard to any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, which in article 18 para 2 lit. recognizes a and b of the Convention referred means of dispute settlement as compulsory in relation to any Contracting Party which accepts the same obligation,

2. According to article 25, paragraph 4 of the Convention the Russian Federation explains that any amendments of annexes A, B or C for the Russian Federation only enter into force after the deposit of their respective instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.


A further communication from the Secretary-General according to Dänemark1 has withdrawn its declared reservation relating to the application of the Stockholm Convention in the Faroe Islands on February 10, 2012.