0.814.05 original Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal concluded in Basel on 22 March 1989 Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland on 31 January 1990 entry into force for the Switzerland on 5 May 1992 (report January 21, 2015) preamble the Parties to this Convention, conscious damage that hazardous wastes and other wastes as well as the transboundary movement of these wastes may cause to human health and the environment, having in mind the growing threat posed to human health and the environment the growing complexity and the development of production of hazardous wastes and other wastes and their transboundary movements, with also present in mind the fact that the most effective way to protect human health and the environment from the dangers posed by such waste is to reduce their production at least from the point of view of the quantity and/or the potential danger, convinced that States should take the necessary measures to ensure that the management of hazardous wastes and other wastes including their transboundary movement and disposal, is compatible with the protection of human health and the environment, regardless of the place where these wastes are eliminated, noting that States should ensure that the producer fulfils the obligations relating to the transport and disposal of waste dangerous and other wastes in a way which is compatible with the protection of the environment, regardless of the place where they are eliminated, full recognition that every State has the sovereign right to ban the entry or the elimination of hazardous waste and other waste from abroad in its territory, recognizing also the growing sense favourable to the prohibition of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal in other States particularly in the developing countries, convinced that hazardous wastes and other wastes should, to the extent where this is compatible with environmentally rational and effective management be eliminated in the State where they were produced, aware also that the transboundary movement of these wastes to the State of their generation to any other State should be allowed only when they are carried out under conditions presenting no danger to human health and the environment and consistent with the provisions of this Convention, considering that the control of the transboundary hazardous waste and other waste movement will encourage environmentally sound management of waste and a reduction in the volume of the corresponding cross-border movements, convinced that States should take measures to ensure an appropriate information exchange and effective transboundary hazardous waste movement control and other waste originating and destination of these States Noting that a number of agreements regional and international focused on the question of the protection and the preservation of the environment when there is transit of dangerous goods, taking into account the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the environment (Stockholm, 1972), guidelines and principles in Cairo concerning the environmentally sound hazardous waste management, adopted by the United Nations program for the environment (UNEP) Governing Council by its decision 14/30 of 17 June 1987, recommendations of the Committee of experts of the United Nations transport of dangerous goods (formulated in 1957 and updated biennially), recommendations, declarations, instruments and regulations adopted within the system of the United Nations and the work and studies carried out by other international and regional, aware of the spirit, principles goals and functions of the World Charter for nature adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations at its thirty-seventh session (1982) as a rule of ethics concerning the protection of the human environment and the conservation of natural resources, saying that States are required to fulfil their international obligations on the protection of human health and the protection and conservation of the environment and are responsible in this regard in accordance with the law international Recognizing that, in the case of a material breach of the provisions of this Convention or any protocol y relative, the relevant provisions of the law apply in international treaties, aware that the need to continue to develop to the point and to apply low-emission and environmentally sound techniques, systems and recycling measures appropriate maintenance and management to minimize the production of hazardous wastes and other wastes aware also that the international community is increasingly concerned about the need to rigorously control the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes and the need to reduce as far as possible these movements to a minimum, concerned with the problem of the cross-border trafficking illicit hazardous waste, and other waste, taking into account also that developing countries have only limited capabilities of management of hazardous waste and other waste, recognizing that it is necessary to promote the transfer, especially to developing countries, techniques intended to ensure sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes produced locally, in the spirit of the guidelines of Cairo with the decision 14/16 of the Governing Council of UNEP on the promotion of the transfer of technology of protection of the environment, recognizing also that hazardous wastes and other wastes should be transported in accordance with the conventions and relevant international recommendations Convinced also that the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes should be permitted only if the transport and final disposal of these wastes are environmentally sound, determined to protect by a strict control, human health and the environment from harmful effects that may result from the production and management of hazardous waste and other waste , have agreed to the following: art. 1 scope of the Convention 1. The waste below, which are the subject of transboundary movements, will be considered as "hazardous waste" for the purposes of this Convention: has) wastes that belong to any of the categories listed in annex I, unless they possess any of the characteristics listed in annex III; ETB) waste to which the provisions of para. (a) do not apply, but which are defined or considered dangerous by law internal to the portion of export, import or transit.
2. wastes that belong to one of the categories set out in annex II and are the subject of cross-border movements will be considered to be 'other wastes' for the purposes of this Convention.
3. the waste which, because of their radioactivity, are subject to other systems of control international, including international instruments, applying specifically to radioactive materials are excluded from the scope of this Convention.
4. the waste from the normal operations of a ship and whose rejection is the subject of another international instrument are excluded from the scope of this Convention.
Art. 2 definitions for the purposes of this Convention:
1 refers to 'waste' of the substances or objects that is eliminated, it is intended to eliminate or being required to eliminate under the provisions of law national.2. Means 'management' means the collection, transport and disposal of hazardous waste or other waste, including the supervision of the elimination.3 sites. We "transboundary movement" means any movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes from an area under the national jurisdiction of a State and destined for an area under the jurisdiction of another State, or in transit through this area, or an area not under national jurisdiction of any State, or in transit through this area, for as much as at least two States are involved in the movement.4. "Disposal" means any operation provided for in annex IV to the present Convention.5. "Approved site or facility" means a site or facility where the elimination of hazardous waste or other waste takes place under an authorization or an operating licence issued by a competent authority of the State where the site or installation to trouve.6. The term 'competent authority' means the authority designated by a party to receive, in the geographical area that the party can determine, the notification of a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes as well as all information related thereto and to take position on this notification as provided in art. 6.7 means 'correspondent' the Agency of a party referred to in art. 5 and receive and communicate the information required under art. 13 and 16.8. "Environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes or other wastes" means all practical steps to ensure that hazardous wastes or other wastes are managed in a way that guarantees the protection of human health and the environment from harmful effects that may have these dechets.9. "Area under the national jurisdiction of a State" means any land, water or air area within which a State exercises in accordance with the international law of the regulatory and administrative skills in the protection of human health or the environnement.10. We "State of export" means any party where the trigger is expected or where a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other dechets.11 is triggered. We 'State of importation' means a party to which is planned or takes place a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes so that they are eliminated or for the purpose of loading before elimination in a area that does fall under the national jurisdiction of any Etat.12. 'Transit State' means any State, other than the State of export or import, through which a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes is planned or has lieu.13. Is meant by "States concerned" Parties that are States of export or import and transit States, whether or not they are Parties.14. "Person" means any natural person or morale.15. Any person who is under the jurisdiction of the State of export and who does the export of hazardous waste or other dechets.16 means by "exporting". By "importing" means any person who is under the jurisdiction of the State of importation and who does the import of hazardous waste or other dechets.17. "Carrier" means any person who transports hazardous waste or other dechets.18. By 'producer' means any person whose activity produces hazardous wastes or other wastes or, if that person is unknown, the person who is in possession of the waste and/or that the controle.19. By "Eliminator" means any person to whom hazardous wastes or other wastes are shipped and who does the elimination of such dechets.20. 'Political or economic integration organization' means any organization constituted by sovereign States to which Member States have given competence in the areas covered by this Convention and which has been duly authorized, according to its internal procedures, to sign, ratify, accept, approve or confirm formally the Convention or to y adherer.21. Means "illicit traffic" any movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes as specified in art. 9 art. 3 national definitions of hazardous waste 1. Each party informs the secretariat of the Convention, within a period of six months after becoming party to the Convention, of the wastes, other than those listed in annexes I and II, considered or defined as hazardous under its national law, as well as any other provisions concerning transboundary movement procedures applicable to such wastes.
2. each party subsequently inform the secretariat of any significant changes to the information provided by it in application of the by. 1 3. The secretariat shall immediately inform all Parties the information received in application of by. 1 and 2.
4. the Parties are required to make available to their exporters the information which are transmitted to them by the secretariat in application of the by. 3 art. 4 General obligations 1. (a) the Parties exercising their right to prohibit the import of hazardous wastes or other wastes for disposal shall inform the other Parties in accordance with the provisions of art. 13; b) the Parties prohibit or do not allow the export of hazardous waste and other waste in the parts that have prohibited the import of such wastes, when this ban was notified in accordance with the provisions of para. (a) above; c) the Parties prohibit or do not allow the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes if the State of import does not writing his specific agreement for the import of such wastes, in the case where that State of import has not banned the import of such wastes.
2. each Party shall take the necessary steps to: a) to ensure that the production of hazardous wastes and other wastes within the country will be reduced to a minimum, given social, technical and economic considerations b) ensure the implementation of adequate facilities of disposal which should, insofar as possible, be located inland, for management of hazardous waste and other waste in whatever place they are eliminated; c) ensure to ce_que people who are involved in the management of hazardous wastes or other wastes within the country take the necessary measures to prevent pollution resulting from management and, if such pollution occurs, to minimize the consequences for human health and the environment; d) ensure that the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes are reduced to a minimum consistent with effective management and environmentally sound of such waste and that they are carried out in order to protect human health and the environment against the harmful effects that could result; e) prohibit the export of hazardous wastes or other wastes to States or groups of States belonging to organizations of political or economic integration that are Parties, particularly developing countries, which have prohibited by their legislation all imports (, or if it has reason to believe that the waste in question is there will not be managed according to environmentally sound methods such as defined by the criteria that will hold the Parties at their first meeting; f) require information on cross-border movements proposed hazardous waste and other waste to be communicated to the States concerned, in accordance with annex v ((so that they can evaluate the consequences for human health and the environment of the proposed movements; g) prevent the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes if it has reason to believe that the wastes in question will not be managed according to environmentally sound procedures; h) cooperate with other Parties and other interested organizations, directly and through the secretariat activities include the dissemination of information on the transboundary movement of hazardous waste and other waste, to improve management, ecologically rational of such waste and prevent illicit trafficking.
3. the Parties consider that illegal traffic of hazardous wastes or other wastes is a criminal offence.
4 each Party shall take the legal, administrative and other measures that are necessary to implement and enforce the provisions of this Convention, including measures to prevent and punish conduct in contravention of the Convention.
5. the Parties do not allow the export of hazardous wastes or other wastes to a State not party or the import of such wastes from a State not party.
6. the Parties agree to prohibit the export of hazardous wastes or other wastes for disposal in the area south of the 60th parallel in the southern hemisphere, that these wastes are subject to transboundary movement or not.
7. in addition, each part: a) forbidden to anyone within its national jurisdiction to carry or eliminate hazardous waste or other waste, unless the person in question is authorized or empowered to perform this type of operation; (b) requires that hazardous wastes and other wastes which must be the subject of a transboundary movement be packaged (, labelled, and transported in accordance with the rules and generally accepted and recognized international standards for packaging, labelling and transport, and it is duly taken into account practices internationally admitted the material; c) requires that hazardous wastes and other wastes be accompanied by a movement document from the place of origin of the movement to the point of elimination.
8. each party requires that hazardous wastes or other wastes is scheduled to export are managed according to environmentally sound methods in the State of import or elsewhere. At their first meeting, the Parties will stop technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes under the Convention.
(9. the Parties take steps to ensure that the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes only be allowed only: a) if the State of export does not have the technical means and facilities or disposal sites wanted to dispose of the waste in question according to ecologically rational and effective methods; or (b) if the waste in question is a necessary raw material for recycling or recovery of the importing State industries; OUC) if the transboundary movement in question is in accordance with other criteria to be determined by the Parties as long as they are not in contradiction with the objectives of this Convention.
10. the obligation, the terms of this agreement, States producers of hazardous waste and other waste to require that waste should be treated as environmentally sound methods can in no case be transferred to the State of import or transit.
11. nothing in this Convention prevents part of impose, to better protect human health and the environment, additional conditions that are compatible with the provisions of this Convention and comply with the rules of international law.
12. no provision of this agreement will affect in any way whether the sovereignty of States over their territorial sea established in accordance with international law, sovereign rights and jurisdiction exercised by States in their exclusive economic zone and on the continental shelf in accordance with international law, nor to the exercise by ships and aircraft of all States of the rights and the freedom of navigation as they are governed by international law and that they result from the relevant international instruments.
13. the Parties agree to review periodically the possibilities of reducing volume and/or potential pollution of hazardous wastes and other wastes which are exported to other States, in particular to developing countries.
Art. 5 designation of competent authorities and of the correspondent to facilitate the application of this Convention, the Parties: 1. designate or create one or more competent authorities and a correspondent. A competent authority is designated to receive notifications in the case of a State of transit.2. Inform the Secretariat, within a period of three months from the entry into force of the Convention in their regard, the bodies they have designated in correspondent and competentes.3 authorities. Inform the Secretariat of any changes made to the designations they made in application of the by. 2 above, within a period of one month from the date when the change has been decided.
Art. 6 transboundary movement between Parties 1. The State of export shall inform in writing, through the competent authority of the State of export, the competent authority of the States concerned of any transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes proposed, or require the producer or the exporter that it. These notifications must contain the statements and information specified in annex v, written in a language acceptable to the importing State. A single notification is sent to each of the States concerned.
2 the State of import in writing acknowledge receipt of the notification to the one who gave it by consenting to the movement with or without reserve, or by refusing permission to perform the movement, or requesting additional information. A copy of the final response of the State of import is sent to the competent authorities of the States concerned which are Parties.
(3. the State of export does not have the producer or the exporter to trigger the transboundary movement until it has received written confirmation that: has) the notifier has received the written consent of the State of import; and Frenchie) the notifier has received from the State of import confirmation of the existence of a contract between the exporter and the disposer specifying environmentally sound management of the wastes in question.
4. each State of transit which is a party acknowledged, without delay, the notification to the one who gave it. It may later take position by response in writing to the notifier within a period of 60 days by consenting to the movement with or without reserve, or by refusing permission to perform the movement, or requesting additional information. The State of export does not allow the triggering of the transboundary movement until it has received the written consent of the transit State. However, if, at any time whether a Party decides not to ask a prior written agreement, in general or in specific conditions, with regard to cross-border transit of hazardous or other wastes, waste movements or if it modifies its requirements in this respect, it shall immediately inform the other Parties of its decision in accordance with the provisions of art. 13. in the latter case, if no response is received by the State of export within a period of 60 days from the receipt of the notification given by the State of transit, the State of export may allow the export to proceed through the State of transit.
5. when, in a cross-border movement of waste, these wastes are legally defined or considered dangerous that: has) by the State of export, the provisions of the by. 9 of this article that apply to the importer or the disposer and State of import will apply mutatis mutandis to the exporter and State of export, respectively; b) by the State of import, or by the States of import and transit which are Parties, the provisions of by. 1, 3, 4 and 6 of this article that apply to the exporter and State of export will apply mutatis mutandis to the importer or the disposer and State of import, respectively; c) for any State of transit which is a party, the provisions of paragraph 4 apply audit State.
6. the State of export may, subject to the written consent of the States concerned, authorize the producer or the exporter to use a general notification where hazardous wastes or other wastes having the same physical and chemical characteristics are regularly shipped to the same disposer by the same customs of exit of the State of export, the same customs entry of the country of import and in the case of transit, via the same customs posts of entry and exit of the State or States of transit.
7. the States concerned may make their written consent to the use of the referred general notification procedure to the by. 6-the disclosure of certain information, such as the exact quantity of hazardous waste or other waste, to ship or the periodic list of these wastes.
8. the General notification and written consent referred to in the by. 6 and 7 may cover multiple shipments of hazardous wastes or other wastes during a maximum period of 12 months.
9. the Parties require any person taking charge of a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes sign the movement document to the delivery or receipt of the wastes in question. They also require the Eliminator to inform the exporter and the competent authority of the State of export of receipt of the waste in question and, in due course, of the completion of disposal operations according to the terms indicated in the notification. If this information is not received by the State of export, the competent authority of that State or the exporter informs the importing State.
10. the notification and response required by the terms of this section are communicated to the competent authority of the Parties concerned or the Government agency in the case of States not Parties.
11. the States of import or transit which are Parties may require as a condition of entry that any transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes to be covered by insurance, a bond or other guarantees.
1993 2934 Art. RO 7 cross-border movements from a party through the territory of States that are not Parties provisions of the by. 2 of art. 6 of the Convention shall apply mutatis mutandis to the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes from a party through one or more States which are not Parties.
Art. 8 duty to reimport when a movement of transboundary hazardous waste or other waste to which the States concerned have agreed, under the provisions of this Convention, cannot be completed in accordance with the terms of the contract, the State of export before, if other arrangements can be made to dispose of the waste according to ecologically sound methods within a period of 90 days from the time when the State concerned has informed the State of export and the Secretariat , or any other period agreed upon by the States concerned, that the exporter re-introduces such waste in the State of export. To this end, the State of export and any party of transit are not opposed to the reintroduction of those wastes to the State of export, not hinder it or prevent it.
Art. 9 smuggling 1. For the purposes of this Convention, shall constitute a traffic illicit cross-border movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes: has) carried out without notification had been given to all the States concerned in accordance with the provisions of this Convention; or (b) without the consent of the State concerned in accordance with the provisions of this Convention; OUC) carried out with the consent of the States concerned through falsification, misrepresentation or fraud; Oud) which is not materially in accordance with documents; OUE) that results in deliberate disposal (e.g. dumping) of hazardous wastes or other wastes in contravention of the provisions of this Convention and of general principles of international law.
2. in case of a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes is considered illicit trafficking because of the behavior of the exporter or producer, the exporting State ensures that hazardous wastes in question are: has) taken back by the exporter or producer or, if necessary, by itself within its territory or, if this is impossible (, b) eliminated in another way in accordance with the provisions of this Convention, within a period of 30 days from the moment the State of export was informed of the illegal traffic or any period which the States concerned may agree. To this end, the Parties concerned are not opposed to the return of those wastes to the State of export don't hinder him or prevent it.
3. when a transboundary hazardous or other wastes waste movement is considered to be illegal traffic as a result of the behaviour of the importer or of the Eliminator, the importing State ensures that the wastes in question are eliminated ecologically rationally by the importer or the disposer or, is there place by himself in a period of 30 days from the moment the illicit traffic caught the attention of the State of import or any period which the States concerned may be appropriate. This end, stakeholders co-operate, as necessary, to eliminate waste in environmentally sound ways.
4. where responsibility for the illegal traffic cannot be attributed either to the exporter or producer, or the importer or the disposer, the Parties concerned or other Parties, as appropriate, cooperate to ensure that the wastes in question are eliminated as soon as possible according to ecologically sound methods in the State of export, in the State of import or elsewhere If it is necessary.
5. each party adopts necessary national/internal laws to ban and severely crack down on smuggling. The Parties shall cooperate to achieve the objectives set out in this article.
Art. 10 international cooperation 1. The Parties cooperate with each other in order to improve and to ensure the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes.
2. to this end, the Parties: a) communicate on request of information, on bilateral or multilateral basis, with a view to encourage the management of hazardous wastes and other wastes, including harmonization of standards and technical practices to good management of hazardous waste and other waste; b) cooperate to monitor the effects of the management of waste on human health and the environment; c) cooperate provided the provisions of their laws, regulations and policies, the development and the application of new environmentally sound technologies producing little waste and improvement of existing techniques to eliminate, to the extent possible, the production of hazardous wastes and other wastes and to develop more effective methods to manage in an environmentally sound manner (including by studying the economic, social and environmental consequences of adoption of these innovations or improvements techniques; d) cooperate actively, subject to the provisions of their laws, regulations and national policies, in the transfer of technology related to the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes and organization of such management systems. They also cooperate to promote the development of the technical parts and including those which would require technical assistance in this area and request; e) cooperate in the development of technical guidelines and/or codes of practice appropriate.
3. the Parties will use appropriate means to cooperate in order to help developing countries to implement the provisions contained in the al. (a, b), c) and (d) by. 2 of art. 4 4. In view of the need for developing countries, cooperation between Parties and the competent international organizations is encouraged to promote, among other things, the public awareness, the development of sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes and the adoption of new low-emission techniques.
Art. 11 bilateral, multilateral and regional agreements 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of art. 4, by. 5, the Parties may conclude agreements or arrangements bilateral, multilateral or regional affecting the movement across borders of hazardous wastes or other wastes with Parties or non Parties provided that such agreements or arrangements are not environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes prescribed in this Convention. These agreements or arrangements shall set out provisions which are not less environmentally sound than those provided for in this Convention, especially in view of the interests of developing countries.
2. the Parties shall notify the Secretariat any agreement or arrangement bilateral, multilateral or regional referred to in paragraph 1, as well as those that they have concluded prior to the entry into force in respect of this Convention for the purpose of controlling transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes which take place entirely between the Parties to such agreements. The provisions of this Convention are without effect on cross-border movements in accordance with such agreements, provided that they are compatible with the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes as prescribed in this agreement.
Art. 12 consultations on questions of liability the Parties shall cooperate in order to adopt as soon as possible a protocol establishing proper procedures regarding liability and compensation for damage resulting from transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes and their disposal.
1993 2934 Art. RO 13 disclosure of information 1. The Parties shall ensure that, whenever they become aware, accidents occurring during the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes or their removal likely to present risks to human health and the environment of other States, they are immediately informed.
2. the Parties inform each other through the Secretariat: a) changes regarding the designation of competent authorities and correspondents, in accordance with article 5; b) changes in the national definition of hazardous wastes, pursuant to art 3; and, as soon as possible, c) decisions made by them not to allow, in whole or in part, the import of hazardous wastes or other wastes for disposal in an area under their national jurisdiction; d) decisions by them to limit or ban the export of hazardous or other wastes; e) any other information requested in accordance with the by 4 of the present article.
(3. the Parties, in accordance with the national laws and regulations, transmit to the Conference of the Parties established pursuant to art 15, through the Secretariat, and by the end of each calendar year, a report on the previous calendar year that contains the following information: a) competent authorities and correspondents who have been designated by them pursuant to art. 5; b) information on the movement across borders of hazardous wastes or other wastes in which they have participated, including: i) the quantity of hazardous wastes and other wastes exported, the category to which they belong and their characteristics, their destination, the potential transit country and method of disposal used as specified in their decision-making position; ii) the quantity of hazardous waste and other waste imported ((, the category to which they belong and their characteristics, their origin and method of disposal used; iii) disposals which did not proceed as planned; iv) efforts to reduce the volume of hazardous wastes or other wastes subject to transboundary movement.
c) of information on the measures adopted by them for the application of this Convention; d) information on the relevant statistical data that they have compiled on the effects of production, transport and disposal of hazardous waste or other waste on human health and the environment; e) information on the agreements and bilateral, multilateral and regional arrangements concluded pursuant to art. 11 of this Convention; f) information on accidents occurring during the transboundary movement and disposal of hazardous wastes and other wastes and on the measures taken to deal with; g) information on various disposal methods used in the area under their national jurisdiction; h) information on the measures taken for the development of techniques designed to reduce and/or eliminate the production of hazardous wastes and other wastes; i) All other information on the issues that the Conference of the Parties may find useful.
4. the Parties, in accordance with the national laws and regulations, shall ensure that a copy of each notification concerning a transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or other wastes, and of each position are relative to be sent to the Secretariat when a party whose environment may be affected by such transboundary movement asked him.
Art. 14 financial issues 1. The Parties agree to create, depending on the specific needs of different regions and subregions, regional or subregional centres for training and technology transfer for the management of hazardous wastes and other wastes and reduce their production. The Parties will decide on the institution of appropriate voluntary funding mechanisms.
2. the Parties will consider the creation of a revolving fund to assist on an interim basis to deal with emergency situations to minimize damage caused by accidents arising out of the cross-border movement or the elimination of hazardous waste and other waste.
Art. 15 conference of Parties 1. A Conference of Parties shall be established. The first session of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the Executive Director of UNEP one year at the latest after the entry into force of the Convention. Thereafter, ordinary sessions of the Conference of the Parties will be held regularly, with the frequency determined by the Conference at its first session.
2. extraordinary sessions of the Conference of the Parties may be held at any time if deemed necessary, the Conference or at the written request of a party, provided that this request is supported by a third or more of the Parties within six months of its communication such Parties by the Secretariat.
3. the Conference of the Parties will stop and will adopt by consensus its own rules of procedure and of any subsidiary body that she can create, as well as the financial regulation which will determine in particular the financial participation of the Parties in respect of this Convention.
4. at their first meeting, the Parties will review all additional measures that would be needed to help them fulfil their responsibilities regarding the protection and preservation of the marine environment in the context of this Convention.
((5. the Conference of the Parties shall examine the application of this Convention permanently and, in addition: a) encourages the harmonization of policies, strategies and measures to minimize the damage to human health and the environment by hazardous wastes and other wastes; b) consider and adopt, where appropriate, amendments to this Convention and its annexes especially in view of the scientific, technical, economic and environmental information available; c) consider and take any other measure necessary pursuit of the objectives of the Convention based on the lessons learned from its application as well as the application of the agreements and arrangements envisaged in art. 11; d) consider and adopt protocols as needed; e) establish such subsidiary bodies considered necessary for the application of this Convention.
6. the United Nations and its specialized agencies, of even any State not party to this Convention, may be represented as observers at the sessions of the Conference of the Parties. Any other body or agency national or international, governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields related to hazardous wastes or other wastes which has informed the Secretariat of its wish to be represented as an observer at a session of the Conference of the Parties may be admitted to take part, unless one third of the Parties present at least does objection. The admission and participation of observers are subordinate to respect for the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.
7. three years after the entry into force of this Convention, and at least every six years thereafter, the Conference of the Parties undertakes an assessment of its effectiveness and, if necessary, is considering the adoption of a ban or part of the transboundary movement of hazardous waste and other waste in the light of the scientific, environmental, technical and economic information latest.
Art. 16 secretariat 1. The functions of the Secretariat are the following: has) the meetings provided for in art. 15 and 17 and service; b) prepare and transmit reports based on the information received, in accordance with the art. 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13 as well as on information obtained on the occasion of the meetings of the subsidiary bodies created under art. 15 and, if necessary, on the information provided by intergovernmental or non-governmental organizations competent; c) prepare reports on the activities carried out in the exercise of the functions assigned to it under this Convention and present them to the Conference of the Parties; d) ensure the necessary coordination with the competent international bodies, and in particular to conclude the administrative and contractual arrangements that might be needed to perform effectively his duties; e) contact the correspondents and competent authorities designated by the Parties, in accordance with art. (5 of this Convention; f) collect information on facilities and national sites approved, available for disposal of their hazardous wastes and other wastes and disseminate this information to the Parties; g) receive information from the Parties and communicate them to information on: - sources of technical assistance and training; - technical skills and scientific evidence available;-sources of advice and expert services; and -the resources available to assist them, at their request, in areas such as: - the administration of the system of notification provided by this Convention; - the management of hazardous waste and other waste; - environmentally sound technologies relating to hazardous waste and other waste such as low-emission techniques and without waste; - assessment of the disposal sites and ways; - monitoring of hazardous wastes and other wastes; and - the emergency response;
(h) communicate to the Parties, upon their request, information on consultants or engineering offices with technical skills which will help them to examine a notification of transboundary movement, to verify that a shipment of hazardous waste and other waste complies with the relevant notification, and/or facilities proposed for the removal of hazardous wastes or other wastes are environmentally sound When they have reason to believe that the wastes in question will not be environmentally sound management. Any such review would not be the responsibility of the Secretariat; i) help the Parties, at their request, to identify cases of illegal traffic and to communicate immediately to the Parties concerned all the information he has received about illicit traffic; j) cooperate with the Parties and with interested and competent international institutions and organizations to provide experts and equipment necessary for rapid assistance to States in an emergency; k) fulfil the other functions under the Convention, that the Conference of the Parties may decide to assign.
2. the functions of the Secretariat shall be provisionally carried out by UNEP, to the end of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties held pursuant to art. 15 3. At its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties shall designate the Secretariat among the existing competent international organizations which have offered to provide the secretariat functions provided for by this Convention. At this session, the Conference of the Parties will also assess how the interim secretariat will be acquitted of the functions that were entrusted to him, in particular in terms of the per. 1 above, and she will decide on the structures that are suitable for the exercise of these functions.
Art. 17 amendments to the Convention 1. Any party may propose amendments to this Convention and any party to a Protocol may propose amendments to this Protocol. These amendments duly take into account, among other things, scientific and technical considerations relevant.
2. the amendments to this Convention at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Amendments to a Protocol were adopted at the meetings of the Parties to the Protocol concerned. The text of any proposed amendment to this Convention or to protocols, unless it is prepared differently in such protocols, is communicated by the Secretariat to the Parties six months before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption. The Secretariat also communicate proposed amendments to the signatories to this Convention for information.
3. the Parties make every effort to reach, about any proposed amendment to this Convention, to an agreement by consensus. If all efforts towards a consensus have been exhausted and if an agreement is not reached, the amendment is adopted as a last resort by a majority vote of three-fourths of the Parties present at the meeting and having expressed their vote, and submitted by the depositary to all Parties for ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance.
4. the procedure set out in the by. 3 above applies to the adoption of the amendments to the protocols, except that the majority of two thirds of the Parties to the protocols considered present at the meeting and expressed their vote is sufficient.
5. the instruments of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance of the amendments are deposited with the depositary. Amendments adopted in accordance with the by. 3 or 4 above come into force between the Parties to having accepted them the ninetieth day after the depositary has received their instrument of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance by three-fourths at least Parties having accepted them or by two-thirds or more of the Parties to the Protocol considered having accepted them, unless contrary of that Protocol. Amendments come into force for any other party on the ninetieth day after the deposit by such party of its instrument of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance of the amendments.
6. for the purposes of this section, the expression ' Parties present and having expressed their vote "means the Parties who expressed an affirmative or negative vote.
Art. 18 adoption and amendment of annexes 1. The annexes to this Convention or to any protocol y relative are an integral part of the Convention or the relevant Protocol and, except otherwise expressly provided, any reference to this agreement or its protocols is also a reference to the annexes to these instruments. Said annexes are limited to scientific, technical and administrative issues.
((2. unless otherwise provided in the protocols about their schedules, the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annexes to this Convention or to protocols y related are governed by the following procedure: a) annexes to this Convention and its protocols are proposed and adopted according to the procedure described in the 2, 3 and 4 of art 17; b). any party who is not able to accept an additional annex to this Convention or one of the protocols to which it is party gives written notification to the depositary within six months following the date of communication of the adoption by the depositary. The latter shall immediately inform all Parties of any notification received. A party may at any time to accept an annex to which she had declared previously to object, and this schedule between then in force for this part; c) was the expiry of a period of six months from the date of the dispatch of the communication by the depositary, the annex shall take effect with respect to all Parties to this Convention or any considered Protocol which have not submitted a notification in accordance with s. b) above.
3. the proposal, adoption and entry into force of the amendments to the annexes to this Convention or to any protocol y relative are subject to the same procedure as the proposal, adoption and entry into force of the annexes to the Convention or to any protocol is relative. Annexes and amendments are related duly take into account, among other things, scientific and technical considerations relevant.
4. If an additional annex or an amendment to an annex requires an amendment to the Convention or to any protocol is relative, the additional annex or amended annex comes into force only when the amendment to the Convention or to any protocol is relative between itself in force.
Art. 19 verification. any party which has reason to believe that another party is or has acted in breach of the obligations arising from the provisions of this Convention may inform the Secretariat, and in this case she informed simultaneously and immediately, either directly or through the Secretariat, the party concerned by the allegations. All relevant information should be sent to the Parties by the Secretariat.
Art. 20 settlement of disputes 1. If a dispute arises between the Parties about the interpretation, enforcement or compliance of this Convention or any protocol y, these Parties are trying to resolve through negotiation or any other peaceful means of their choice.
2. If the Parties concerned cannot settle their dispute through the means mentioned in the previous paragraph, the dispute, if the Parties so agree, is submitted to the International Court of Justice or to arbitration under the conditions set out in annex VI on arbitration. However, if the Parties fail to agree to submit the dispute to the International Court of Justice or to arbitration, they are not included in their responsibility to continue to seek to resolve it according to the mentioned ways to the by. 1 3. When it ratifies, accepts, approves or formally confirms this Convention or adhere to, or at any time thereafter, any State or any political or economic integration organization may declare that it recognizes as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in respect of any Party accepting the same obligation, the submission of the dispute: was) at the International Court of Justice; and / forgotten the source) to arbitration, in accordance with the procedures set out in annex VI.
This statement shall be notified in writing to the Secretariat which shall forward it to the Parties.
Art. 21 signature this Convention is open for signature by the States of Namibia, represented by the United Nations Council for Namibia, and organizations of political or economic integration at Basel, March 22, 1989, the federal Department the Switzerland Foreign Affairs, Bern, on March 23, 1989 to June 30, 1989, and the headquarters of the United Nations in New York , from July 1, 1989, to March 22, 1990.
Art. 22 ratification, acceptance, formal confirmation or approval
1. the present Convention is subject to ratification, acceptance or approval by States and Namibia, represented by the United Nations Council for Namibia, and to formal confirmation or approval by political or economic integration organizations. The instruments of ratification, formal acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the depositary.
2. any organization referred to the by. 1 above which becomes party to this Convention, and which no Member State is itself a party, is bound by all the obligations under the Convention. When one or more members of one of these organizations are Parties to the Convention, the Organization and its Member States agree to their respective responsibilities with regard to the performance of their obligations under the Convention. In such cases, the Organization and the Member States are not empowered to exercise their rights under the Convention concurrently.
3. in their instruments of formal confirmation or approval, the organizations referred to the by. 1 above indicate the extent of their competence in the areas governed by the Convention. These organizations shall notify the depositary, which shall notify the Parties also any significant change in the extent of their competence.
Art. 23 membership 1. This Convention is open to accession by States of Namibia, represented by the United Nations Council for Namibia, and organizations of political or economic integration from the date on which the Convention is no longer open for signature. The instruments of accession shall be deposited with the depositary.
2. in their instruments of accession, the organizations referred to the by. 1 above indicate the extent of their competence in the areas governed by the Convention. They shall also notify the depositary any significant change in the extent of their competence.
3. the provisions of the by. 2 of art. 22 apply to political or economic integration organizations which accede to the present Convention.
Art. 24 right to vote 1. Subject to the provisions of the by. 2 below, each party to the Convention has a voice.
2. the political or economic integration organizations have, in accordance with the by. 3 of art. 22 and to the by. 2 of art. 23 to exercise their right to vote in the areas that fall within their jurisdiction, to a number of votes equal to the number of their Member States that are Parties to the Convention or the relevant protocols. These organizations do not exercise their right to vote if their Member States exercise theirs, and vice versa.
Art. 25 entry into force 1. This agreement will take effect on the 90th day after the date of the deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, formal confirmation, approval or accession.
2 with respect to each of the States or integration organizations political or economic which ratifies, accepts, approves or formally confirms this Convention or adhere to, after the date of deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, formal confirmation or accession, the Convention will enter into force the ninetieth day following the date of deposit by such State or such organization of political integration or economic of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, formal confirmation or accession.
3. for the purposes of by. 1 and 2 above, any instrument deposited by a political or economic integration organization should be considered as an instrument in addition to the instruments already deposited by Member States of the organization.
Art. 26 reservations and declarations 1. No reservation or exception may be made to this Convention.
2. the by. 1 of the present article does not a State or a political or economic integration organization, when signing, ratifying, accepts or approves or formally confirms this Convention or adhere to statements or presentations, regardless of the name given to them in view, among other things, to harmonize its laws and regulations with the provisions of this Convention provided that these statements or exposed are not intended to cancel or to modify the legal effects of the provisions of the Convention in their application to that State.
Art. 27 denunciation 1. After the expiry of a period of three years from the date of entry into force of the Convention with respect to a party, that party may at any time denounce the Convention by written notification to the depositary.
2. the denunciation shall take effect one year after receipt of the notification by the depositary, or at any later date that will be specified in the notification.
Art. 28 depositary the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations will be the depositary of this Convention and any protocol is relative.
Art. 29 texts being authentic English, Arabic, Chinese, English, french and Russian texts original of the present Convention are equally authentic.
In faith whereof, the undersigned, to this authorized, have signed this Convention.
Done at Basel, March 22 thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine.
Annex I Categories of waste to control flow of waste Y1 clinical wastes from medical care in hospitals, medical centers and cliniquesY2 waste from the production and preparation of pharmaceutiquesY3 waste of medicines and products pharmaceutiquesY4 from waste of production, preparation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceutiquesY5 waste from manufacturing products preparation and use preservatives of boisY6 waste of production, preparation and use of solvents organiquesY7 waste cyanide heat treatments and operations of trempeY8 waste mineral oils unfit for use initially Prevuy9 mixtures and emulsions oil/water or hydrocarbon/eauY10 Substances and articles containing, or contaminated by, of the biphenyl PCB (PCB) the terphenyles biphenyl (PCT) or the PCB legacy (PBB) Y11 Waste tarry refining, distillation or any operation of pyrolyseY12 waste from the production, preparation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers or vernisY13 waste from the production, preparation and use of resins, latex, plasticisers or adhesives and Adhesifsy14 waste of identified and/or new chemicals that come from activities of research, development or teaching, and whose effects on man and/or the environment are not connusY15 waste of an explosive nature not subject to legislation Differentey16 waste from the production, preparation and use of products and equipment photographiquesY17 waste of metal surface treatments and materials plastiquesY18 residue of waste having as constituents industrial waste disposal operations : Y19 metal carbonylesY20 Beryllium compound of the Berylliumy21 compounds of chromium compounds of compounds of Arsenic zincY24 cuivreY23 hexavalentY22, composed of arsenicY25 Selenium, compound of Cadmium Seleniumy26, compound of antimony cadmiumY27, composed of the tellurium antimoineY28, composed of the mercury tellureY29, compound of Thallium mercureY30, composed of the thalliumY31 lead, composed of inorganic fluorine compounds plombY32, excluding the fluoride of calciumY33 cyanides inorganiquesY34 Solutions of acids or acid in form solideY35 basic Solutions or bases in form solideY36 asbestos (dust and fibres) Y37 Compounds, organic cyanides organiquesY39 Phenols phosphoreY38 phenoles, including EthersY41 solvents Chlorophenolsy40 organic Halogenesy42 organic solvents, except solvents Halogenesy43 any product family of Polychloresy44 dibenzofurannes any product family of the dibenzoparadioxines Polychloreesy45 compounds snout other than subjects in this annex (e.g. Y39, Y41, Y42, Y43, Y44) .at) to facilitate the application of the Convention and subject to the al. (b), (c) and d), wastes listed in annex VIII are considered dangerous according to para. (a) by. 1 of art. 1 of the Convention and wastes listed in annex IX are not referred to in para. (a) by. 1 of art. 1 of the Convention.b) registration of a waste on annex VIII does not exclude that in some cases we use annex III to demonstrate that a waste is not hazardous under the terms of the al. (a) by. 1 of art. 1 of the Convention.c) registration of a waste on annex IX does not exclude that in some cases we consider as dangerous waste under the terms of the al. (a) by. 1 of art. 1 of the Convention if such waste contains a material listed in annex I in sufficient quantity to present a danger of annex III.d feature) annexes VIII and IX do not affect the application of para. (a) by. 1 of art. 1 of the Convention for the purpose of characterization of wastes.
Update according to the IV/9 D of Feb. 27. 1998, in force for Switzerland since Nov. 6. 1998 (RO 2007 197).
January 21, 2015 State annex II Categories of wastes asking a special examination
Y46 waste household Collectesy47 residue from the incineration of household waste State January 21, 2015 annex III list of hazard Code characteristics 1 H1 explosive material a substance or explosive waste is a substance (or a mixture of materials) solid or liquid which may itself, by chemical reaction, emit gases at a temperature and pressure and at a speed such that results in damage in the environment area.
3 H3 flammable flammable liquids are liquids, mixtures of liquids, or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension (paints, varnishes, lacquers, etc., for example, excluding however materials or waste classified elsewhere because of their dangerous characteristics), which emit flammable vapours at a temperature of not more than 60.5 C closed Crucible or 65.6 C in open crucible. (As in open Crucible and closed cup test results are not strictly comparable between them and even the results of several tests according to the same method often differ, regulations that is silently numbers above to take account of these differences would remain in line with the spirit of this definition.)
4.1 H4.1 solids flammable solids or flammable solid waste are solids other than those classified as explosives, which, in the conditions encountered during transportation, ignite easily or may cause a fire under the effect of friction, or promote it.
4.2 H4.2 substances spontaneously flammable materials or waste likely to warm up spontaneously in normal conditions of transport, or warm up to the contact of the air, and then that can ignite.
4.3 H4.3 substances or wastes which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases substances or wastes which, by reaction with water, are likely to ignite spontaneously or emit gases in dangerous quantities.
5.1 H5.1 materials oxidizing substances or wastes which, without always combustible themselves, may, generally by yielding oxygen, cause or enhance the combustion of other materials.
5.2 H5.2 peroxides organic organic material or waste containing bivalent-0 - 0 - structure are thermally unstable materials, which undergo exothermic auto-acceleree decomposition.
6.1 H6.1 materials toxic (acute) substances or wastes which, through ingestion, inhalation, or skin penetration, can cause death or serious injury or to harm human health.
6.2 H6.2 materials infectious substances or wastes containing viable microorganisms or their toxins which are known or which we have good reason to believe, that they cause disease in animals or humans.
8 H8 material corrosive substances or wastes which, by chemical action, cause serious damage to living tissue that they affect, or can in case of leakage cause serious damage, or even destroy, other goods or transport equipment and which may also include other risks.
9 H10 material releasing toxic gases in contact with air or water substances or wastes which, by reaction with air or water, are likely to emit toxic gases in dangerous quantities.
9 H11 toxic (delayed or chronic effects) material or waste which, through inhalation, ingestion, or skin penetration, can cause delayed or chronic effects, or produce cancer.
9 H12 Ecotoxic substances or material waste which, if they are rejected, cause or may cause immediate harmful impacts or deferred on the environment by bioaccumulation and/or toxic effects on biological systems.
9 H13 material likely after elimination of lead, by any means, whether to another substance, e.g. a product of leaching, which has one of the characteristics listed above.
* This numbering corresponds to the classification system of danger in the recommendations of the United Nations for the transport of goods dangerous (ST/SG/AC.10/1/Rev. 5, United Nations, New York), 1988.
Tests the dangers that certain types of waste are likely to present aren't well known yet; There is no test of quantitative assessment of these hazards. Further research is needed to develop the means to characterize the dangers that these types of waste can present to man or the environment. Standardized tests have been developed for substances and pure materials. Many Member States have developed national tests that can be applied to material intended to be disposed of by the operations set out in annex I to the Convention to decide if these materials have a any of the characteristics listed in this annex.
The reference has been adapted in application of art. 12 al. 2 of the Act of 18 June 2004 on official publications (RS 170.512).
State January 21, 2015 annex IV disposal Operations A. Operations not leading to a possibility of recovery for recycling, re-use, direct reuse, or any other use of waste section A summarizes all such disposal operations such as they occur in practice.
D1 deposit on or in the soil (for example setting discharge, etc.) D2 land treatment (e.g. biodegradation of liquid waste or sludge in soils, etc.) D3 Injection depth (for example, pumpable waste into wells, salt or natural geological faults domes, etc.) D4 Lagooning (e.g. spill of liquid waste or sludge in wells, ponds or basins, etc.) D5 specially appointed landfilling (e.g. placement in separate watertight cells, covered and isolated from each other and the environment, etc.) D6 release into the aquatic environment except merD7 disposal at sea immersion, including landfills in the marinD8 biological treatment not specified elsewhere in this annex basement, leading to compounds or mixtures which are disposed according to one of the processes listed in section AD9 physico-chemical treatment not specified elsewhere in this annex, leading to compounds or mixtures which are disposed according to one of the processes listed in section (for example evaporation, drying, calcination, neutralization, precipitation, etc.) D10 Incineration to terreD11 Incineration in merD12 permanent storage (e.g. placement of containers in a mine, etc.) D13 grouping prior to any of the operations in section AD14 repackaging prior to any of the operations in section AD15 storage prior to any of the operations in section a. B. Operations leading to a possibility of recovery, recycling, re-use, direct reuse, or any other use of waste section B is supposed to summarize all these operations , on subjects that are considered or legally defined as waste dangerous and which would have otherwise suffered the one of operations section A. R1 use as a fuel (otherwise than in direct incineration) or other means to produce the Energier2 recovery or regeneration of the solvantsR3 recycling or recovery of organic substances which are not used as solvantsR4 recycling or recovery of metals or compounds Metalliquesr5 recycling or recovery other materials inorganiquesR6 Regeneration of acids or the recovery basesR7 products used to capture the polluantsR8 recovery of the products from the catalyseursR9 Regeneration or other re-use of the oils Useesr10 spreading on the ground for the benefit of agriculture or the Ecologier11 use of residual materials obtained from any of the operations numbered R1 to R10R12 exchange of wastes for submission to any of the operations numbered R1 to R11R13 setting aside materials for submission to any of the operations in section B State January 21, 2015 annex v information to be provided in the notification
1. reason of the export of waste 2. Exporter of the waste 3. Producer (s) of the waste and place of production 4. Disposer of the waste and actual disposal site 5. Carrier (s) planned (s) of the waste or their agents when they met 6. Country of export of the waste competent authority 7. Planned transit country competent authority 8. Country of import of the waste competent authority 9. General notification or notification act10. Date (s) set (s) transfer (s) de(delesde), duration of the export of waste and itinerary (including entry and exit points) 11. Means of transport intended (s) (s) (road, rail, sea, air, inland navigation, track etc.) 12. information on the assurance13. Designation and physical description of the waste, including number Y and UN number, composition and information on any special provision on handling, including emergency in case of accident14. Type of packaging (for example, bulk, drums, tanks) expected 15. Quantity in weight/volume16 estimated. Process from the dechets17. For waste listed in annex I, annex III, characteristic of risk classification, number H, class of the ONU18. How to dispose according to the annex IV19. Statement of the producer and the exporter certifying the accuracy of the informations20. Information (including technical description of the installation) to the exporter or producer from the disposer of the waste and on which it relied to estimate that there is no reason to believe that the waste will not be managed by environmentally sound methods, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the country importateur21. Information about the contract between the exporter and the disposer.
Notes State January 21, 2015 annex V - B information to be provided in the movement document 1. Exporter of the waste * 2. Producer (s) of the waste and place of production * 3. Disposer of the waste and actual disposal site * 4. Carrier (s) of the waste or its (his) agent (s) 5. Subject to General notification or notification act6. Date of the beginning of the movement cross-border (s) date and signature of receipt by each person who is supported by the dechets7. Means of transport (road, rail, inland waterway, sea, air) including countries of export, transit and import, as well as entry and exit points when they are connus8. General description of the waste (physical state, exact and class UN, UN number, number shipping name Y and number H if applicable) 9. Information on the specific provisions for handling, including measures of intervention in the event of accident10. Type and number of colis11. Quantity in weight/volume12. Statement of the producer or the exporter certifying the accuracy of the informations13. Statement of the producer or the exporter certifying the absence of objections on the part of the competent authorities of all States concerned which are Parties14. Attestation of the disposer of receipt at designated disposal the facility and indication of method of disposal and of the approximate date of disposal * full name and address, telephone numbers, telex or fax, as well as name, address and telephone number, telex and fax number of the person to contact in case of emergency Notes the information on the movement document should whenever possible, be brought together in a single document with those required by the transport regulations. If not possible, such information should complement and not repeat those required by the transport regulations. The movement document will contain instructions as to the person authorized to provide information and fill out the forms.
January 21, 2015 State annex VI arbitration art. 1 unless otherwise stipulated by an agreement under art. 20 of the Convention, the arbitration is conducted in accordance with the provisions of the art. 2 to 10 below.
Art. 2. the requesting Party shall notify the Secretariat that the Parties have agreed to submit the dispute to arbitration in accordance with the by. 2 or to the by. 3 of art. 20 of the Convention, including the articles of the Convention the interpretation or application of which are at issue. The Secretariat communicates the information thus received to all Parties to the Convention.
Art. 3. the arbitral tribunal is composed of three members. Each of the Parties to the dispute shall appoint an arbitrator and the two arbitrators so appointed designate by mutual agreement the third arbitrator, who is the Chair of the tribunal. The latter should not be a national of one of the Parties to the dispute or have habitual residence in the territory of one of these Parties, nor be in the service of one of them already dealing of the matter to any title.
Art. 4-1. If, within a period of two months after the appointment of the second arbitrator, the President of the arbitral tribunal has not been designated, the Secretary general of the Organization of the United Nations shall, at the request of one of the two Parties, President within a further two-month period.
2. If, within a period of two months after receipt of the request, one of the Parties to the dispute does not proceed to the appointment of an arbitrator, the other party may seize the Secretary-General of the United Nations, which designates the President of the arbitral tribunal within a further period of two months. Since its designation, the President of the arbitral tribunal request the party which has not appointed an arbitrator to do so within a period of two months. Thereafter, he seized the Secretary-General of the United Nations, which makes this appointment within a further period of two months.
Art. 5-1. The tribunal makes his sentence in accordance with international law and the provisions of this Convention.
2. any arbitral tribunal constituted under the terms of this appendix establishes its own rules of procedure.
Art. 6-1. Decisions of the arbitral tribunal, both on procedure and on substance, are taken by a majority of the votes of its members.
2. the tribunal may take all appropriate measures to establish the facts. It may, at the request of one of the Parties, recommend essential interim measures.
3. the Parties to the dispute will provide all facilities necessary for the proper conduct of the procedure.
4. the absence or default of a party to the dispute does not obstacle to the procedure.
Art. 7. the tribunal may hear and determine counter-claims directly related to the subject of the dispute.
Art. 8 unless the arbitral tribunal decides otherwise because of the particular circumstances of the case, the expenses of the tribunal, including the remuneration of its members, are supported in equal parts by the Parties to the dispute. The tribunal shall keep a record of all its expenses, and provides a final report to the Parties.
Art. 9. any party having, in which the subject matter of the dispute, an interest of a legal nature which may be affected by the decision may intervene in the proceedings with the consent of the tribunal.
Art. 10-1. The court sentence within a period of five months from the date on which it is created, unless he finds necessary to extend this time limit for a period which should not exceed five months.
2. the award of the arbitral tribunal is motivated. It is final and binding for the Parties to the dispute.
3. any dispute which may arise between the Parties concerning the interpretation or execution of the award may be submitted by one of the Parties to the arbitral tribunal which made it, or, if the latter cannot be seized, to another arbitral tribunal constituted for this purpose in the same manner as the first.
Annex VIII list A wastes contained in this annex are considered as hazardous waste under para. (a) by. 1 of art. 1 of the Convention and the registration of waste in this annex does not exclude the use of annex III to demonstrate that the waste is not hazardous.
A1 waste metals and waste simply metal A1010 waste metals and waste consisting of alloys of one or more of the following metals: thallium-antimony arsenic-beryllium-cadmium-lead-mercury-selenium-tellurium - with the exception of the waste of this type on list B. A1020 wastes, with the exception of waste metals in massive form, having as constituents or contaminants any of the following : - antimony; compounds of antimony-beryllium; the beryllium-cadmium compounds; compounds of cadmium-lead; the lead-selenium compounds; the selenium-tellurium compounds; compounds of tellurium A1030 wastes having as constituents or contaminants any of the following substances:-arsenic; the arsenic-mercury compounds; the mercury-thallium compounds; compounds of thallium A1040 wastes having as constituents of: - metal Carbonyl - Compounds hexavalent chromium
A1050 galvanisationA1060 liquor sludge from the stripping of the Metauxa1070 residue of leachate treatment of zinc, dust and sludges such as jarosite, hematite, etc. A1080 waste zinc not included on list B, containing the lead and cadmium in concentrations sufficient to make one of the characteristics of annex IIIA1090 ashes from incineration of copper wire Isolesa1100 dust and residue from the sewage systems of the fumes from foundries of cuivreA1110 used electrolytic Solutions from electrolytic refining operations and electrorecuperation of the cuivreA1120 sludge with the exception of the Anodic sludge from purification systems of the electrolyte in the electrolytic refining and electrorecuperation of the cuivreA1130 Solutions of stripping operations containing copper dissoutA1140 catalysts used at base of chloride and copper cyanide of cuivreA1150 precious metal ash from incineration of printed circuit boards not appearing on the list BA1160 waste of electric lead and acid accumulators integers or Concassesa1170 electric accumulators and batteries used unsorted, except mixtures containing than electric accumulators and batteries used on list B. electric accumulators and used batteries are not on list B, containing components referred to in annex I in a proportion that makes them dangereuxA1180 electric and electronic assemblies used or in the form of debris containing components such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A , mercury switches, glass from cathode ray tubes, the other activated glasses, the condensers with PCB, or contaminated by the constituents listed in annex I (such as cadmium, mercury, lead, PCB, etc.) in a proportion such that they present one of the characteristics of danger listed in annex III [see topic list B (B1110)] A1190 waste metal cables coated plastics or isolated by materials plastics , or contaminated by the tar, PCBs, lead, cadmium, other compounds snout or other constituents of Appendix I to be characteristic of the annex III A2 wastes with mainly inorganic constituents that may contain metals and organic material A2010 broken glass from cathode ray tubes and some more glasses Activesa2020 waste compounds inorganic fluoride in the form of liquids or sludge with the exception of those on the list BA2030 catalysts used, with the exception of those listed BA2040 waste of gypsum from industrial chemical processes, with components listed in annex I in a proportion such that they present one of the characteristics of danger listed in annex III [see topic list B (B2080)] A2050 waste asbestos (dusts and fibres) A2060 fly ash from coal-fired power plants containing substances listed in annex I in concentrations sufficient so that they present one of the danger characteristics listed in annex III [see relevant section of list B (B2050)] A3 waste primarily with organic constituents, which may contain metals and inorganic materials A3010 waste production or the processing of coke and bitumen of Petrolea3020 waste mineral oils unfit for use initially Prevua3030 waste containing consisting of in, or contaminated with sludge of compounds anti-knock to plombA3040 waste of fluid thermal (heat transfer) A3050 Wastes from the production, preparation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues or adhesives, except those on list B [see topic list B (B4020)] A3060 waste nitrocelluloseA3070 waste of phenols and compounds phenoles including chlorophenols, as liquids or bouesA3080 waste ethers, with the exception of those on the list BA3090 waste sawdust, ash, sludges and flours of leather containing compounds hexavalent chromium or biocides [see topic list B (B3100)] A3100 parings and other waste of leather or reconstituted leather, not usable for the manufacture of leather works , containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (see topic list B (B3090)) A3110 waste of pelt containing hexavalent chromium compounds, biocides or infectious substances (see topic list B (B3110)) A3120 light residues of broyageA3130 Fraction wastes of organic compounds in the waste organic solvents phosphoreA3140 non-halogenes, other than those specified on the list of BA3150 waste solvents organic residues from distillation Halogenesa3160 non-aqueux halogenated or non-halogenes, organiquesA3170 waste from the production of aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent recovery operations from halogenated (such as the cancer, the dichlorethane, vinyl chloride, vinylene chloride, allyle chloride and epichlorohydrin) A3180 Wastes, substances and articles containing, consisting, or contamination of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), of the biphenyl terphenyles (PCT), alleged naphthalene (PCN) or biphenyls (PBB) are including any compound similar spikes having a concentration equal or higher than 50 mg/kgA3190 oil (excluding asphalt cements) waste from refining, distillation and any treatment pyrolitique of contents organiquesA3200 coated with tar from the construction and maintenance of roads (see topic list B - B2130) A4 waste that may contain inorganic constituents or organic A4010 wastes from production the preparation and use of pharmaceutical products, with the exception of those on the list BA4020 hospital and related waste, i.e. waste from medical, nursing, nursing, dental, veterinary or other similar practices, and waste produced in hospitals or other institutions related during the examination or treatment of patients or during the rechercheA4030 waste from production the preparation and use of biocides and plant protection products, including waste pesticides and herbicides non-conforming to specifications, outdated or unfit for use initially Prevua4040 waste from manufacturing, preparation and the use of chemical products for the preservation of the boisA4050 waste containing, consisting in or contaminated with one of the following : - inorganic cyanides, except precious solid metals residues and traces of inorganic cyanides - organic cyanides A4060 waste to mixtures and/or emulsions oil/water or hydrocarbon/eauA4070 waste from the production, preparation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers or varnish, except those which appear on list B [see topic list B (B4010)] A4080 wastes hazardous environment (with the exception of those related appearing on list B) A4090 waste acidic or basic solutions other than those contained in the corresponding section of the list B (B2120) A4100 wastes from industrial pollution control sewage of industrial gaseous emissions, except for those appearing on the list BA4110 waste containing, consisting of, or contaminated with one of the following:-any product of the family of the polychlorodibenzofuranes-any product of polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins A4120 wastes containing family consisting of, or contaminated by some peroxydesA4130 waste packages and containers containing substances of annex I at concentrations sufficient to make one of the features of danger in annex IIIA4140 of waste, or containing the specification or outdated chemicals, in the categories of annex I and with the characteristics of danger in annex IIIA4150 waste of chemicals from research and development or teaching activities not identified and/or new and whose effects on man and/or the environment are not connusA4160 used activated carbon not included on list B [see relevant section of list B (B2060)] introduced by the D VI/35 (RO 2007 197). Updated according to corrections entered into force 26 Feb, 8 April and August 28, 2008 (RO 2009 5063).
It is worth noting that the topic of the list B (B1160) does not provide for exceptions.
This topic does not include waste processing from the production of electrical energy.
Equal to or greater than 50 mg/kg PCB concentration.
PCB concentrations of 50 mg/kg or more.
The rate of 50 mg/kg is considered to be a level practice internationally for all waste. However, several countries have individually established lower regulatory levels (e.g. 20 mg/kg) for some waste.
They are said to be "out of date" to have not been used within the time recommended by the manufacturer.
This topic does not include wood treated with chemicals for preservation.
They are said to be "out of date" to have not been used within the time recommended by the manufacturer.
State January 21, 2015 annex IX list B wastes listed in this annex are not covered by para. (a) by. 1 of art. 1 of the Convention, unless they contain materials from Annex I to concentrations as they are a feature of danger set out in annex III.
B1 metal and wastes containing metals fromb1010 waste metals and their alloys metallic non-dispersible form:-metals precious (gold, silver, Platinum, mercury being excluded group) - debris of iron and steel-debris debris debris debris debris debris debris debris debris of tantalum-debris of magnesium-debris of cobalt-debris of bismuth-titanium-zirconium-manganese - debris debris debris-molybdenum-tungsten-Tin-zinc-aluminum-nickel-copper-chrome debris of germanium - debris of vanadium-debris of hafnium, indium, niobium, rhenium and gallium - debris of thorium-debris of rare earths B1020 Debris pure and uncontaminated from the following metals, including alloys, in finished form (sheets, plates, beams, bars/rods, etc.): - debris of antimony-debris of beryllium-debris of cadmium-debris of lead (with the exception of electric lead and acid accumulators) - selenium-tellurium B1030 residues debris debris containing Refractairesb1031 metal scrap metals and alloys made up of one or more of the following metals: molybdenum, tungsten, titanium, tantalum, niobium and rhenium in form metallic dispersible (metal powder), with the exception of waste such as those specified in the list has, section A1050-galvanisationB1040 Debris of assemblies from electric generators, sludge not contaminated with lubricating oil, PCB or PCT to become dangereuxB1050 mixed nonferrous metals (heavy fractions) devoid of constituents contained Debris to annex I to such concentrations they are one of the features of danger listed in annex IIIB1060 waste selenium and tellurium in the form of elemental metal, including the poudresB1070 waste of copper and alloys of copper in dispersible form, unless they have constituents listed in annex I to concentrations as they are one of the features of danger listed in annex IIIB1080 ash and residue from zinc , including residues of alloys of zinc in dispersible form, unless they contain constituents of annex I to levels such that they can be one of the characteristics of danger in annex IIIB1090 electric accumulators and used batteries conforming to certain specifications, except those containing lead, cadmium or of the waste containing metals and from melting mercureB1100 the melting and refining of metals:-Mattes of galvanizing - scums and dairy of zinc - galvanizing (> 90% Zn) surface mattes - mattes of funds of the galvanization (> 92% Zn) - Foundry under pressure (> 85% Zn) dairy - dairy from hot dip galvanizing (batch process) (> 92% Zn) - residue from the skimmer to the zinc - residues from the skimmer of aluminium with the exception of salt slag - slag from the treatment of copper for a subsequent refining not containing arsenic, lead or cadmium, at present one of the characteristics of danger in annex III - waste coatings resistant, including crucibles, from the merger of the copper-slag from the processing for further refining and precious metals - tin slag containing tantalum , containing less than 0.5% Tin B1110 electrical and electronic assemblies:-electronic assemblies consist only of metals or alloys - waste and debris of assemblies electrical and electronic (including circuit boards) not containing components such as accumulators and other batteries listed on list A, mercury, cathode ray tubes, other active glasses lenses switch and capacitors on the PCB , or not contaminated with Annex I constituents (such as cadmium, mercury, lead, PCBs, etc.) or purified of these constituents, at present none of the characteristics set out in annex III [see topic list A (A1180)] - assemblies electrical and electronic (including components, printed circuits and wires) destined for direct re-use and not for recycling or final disposal B1115 waste metal cables coated plastics or isolated by the plastics, unregistered section A - A1190, excluding those which are intended for operations referred to in annex IV A or to any other disposal involving, at one stage operation, a thermal process not controlled, such as the burning libreB1120 used catalysts, with the exception of the liquids used as catalysts, with one of the following : Transition metals, with the exception of waste catalysts (used catalysts, liquid used catalysts or other catalysts) on list A: Scandium Vanadium Manganese Cobalt titanium chromium iron Nickel Copper Zinc Yttrium Zirconium Niobium molybdenum Hafnium tantalum tungsten Rhenium Lanthanides (rare earths): lanthanum, praseodymium, Cerium, neodymium, Samarium Europium Gadolinium Terbium Dysprosium Holmium Erbium Thulium Ytterbium, Lutetium B1130 catalysts used pure, containing metals Precieuxb1140 residue of precious metals in solid form with traces of cyanide inorganiquesB1150 waste of precious metals and their alloys (gold, silver, group of Platinum, with the exception of mercury) in non-liquid dispersible form, with packaging and labelling Appropriesb1160 precious metal ash from incineration of printed circuits [see topic list (A1150)] B1170 precious metal ash from incineration of waste photographic film photographiquesB1180 film containing a halide money and money Metalliqueb1190 waste photographic paper containing the halides of money and money Metalliqueb1200 slag (slag) granulated from industry Siderurgiqueb1210 dairy (slag) from the steel industry, including slag (slag) used as a source of titanium dioxide and vanadiumB1220 slag from zinc production, chemically stabilized, having a high content of iron (more than 20%) and processed according to industrial specifications (e.g. DIN 4301) for use primarily in the constructionB1230 hammer blows from the manufacture of iron and the acierB1240 hammer blows of oxide of cuivreB1250 end-of-life motor vehicles not containing neither liquids nor other dangerous items B2 wastes with mainly inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic material B2010 wastes of mining, non dispersible form:-waste of graphite slate, even waste-natural sided or simply charged, by sawing or otherwise - waste-mica waste of leucite, nepheline and nepheline-syenite waste feldspar--wastes of spath fluor-waste of Silicon in solid form , with the exception of those used in Foundry operations B2020 waste glass non dispersible form:-cullet and other waste and scrap of glass except for glass from cathode ray tubes and other glass activated B2030 waste in non-dispersible form ceramics: - waste and debris of cermets (metal/ceramic composite) - ceramic based Fibres, unspecified also B2040 other wastes containing mainly inorganic materials : - Partially refined calcium sulphate from the desulfurization of smoke-waste coatings or plates to the plaster from the demolition of buildings-slag from the production of copper, chemically stabilized, containing a quantity important railway (above 20%) and processed according to the specifications (e.g. DIN 4301 and DIN 8201) industrial, mainly for construction and abrasive applications - sulphur form solid-limestone from the production of calcium cyanamide (having a) pH less than 9) - chlorides of sodium, calcium and potassium - Carborundum (silicon carbide) - concrete Debris - waste of glass containing a lithium-tantalum and lithium-niobium
B2050 fly ash from coal-fired power plants are not on the list has [see topic list A (A2060)] B2060 used active coal, containing no elements of annex I in a proportion such that they have characteristics of annex III, for example, activated carbon from the treatment of drinking water, processes of the food industry and the production of vitamins [see topic list A (A4160)] B2070 sludge of fluoride of calciumB2080 waste of gypsum from industrial chemical treatments, are not on the list A [see topic list A (A2040)] B2090 Anodes used in coke oil or bitumen oil from steel production or and aluminium, clean standard (with the exception of the anodes from the electrolysis of alkali chlorides and metallurgical industry) industrial specifications B2100 waste hydrates of aluminium , waste alumina and residues from alumina production, with the exception of the raw materials used in a process of purification of fumes, flocculation and filtrationB2110 residues of bauxite ("red mud") (pH less than 11.5 average) B2120 waste acidic or basic solutions with a pH greater than 2 and less than 11,5, which are not corrosive or otherwise hazardous (see corresponding section of the list-A4090) B2130 asphalt materials (asphalt waste) from the construction and maintenance roads not containing tar (see the topic list A A3200) B3 wastes with mainly organic constituents that may contain metals and inorganic materials B3010 waste of plastics Solidematieres plastics or plastics composed the following form as long as they are not mixed with other wastes and that they are prepared according to certain specifications : - Waste plastics of polymers and copolymers non halogen including, but not limited to: - ethylene-styrene-polypropylene - terephthalate of polyethylene-acrylonitrile-butadiene-polyacetales-polyamides - terephtalates pb-polycarbonates-polyethers - Acrylic polymers-polyphenylene sulphides - alkanes C10 - C13 (plasticiser) - polyurethane (not containing CFCS) - polysiloxanes-polymethacrylate of methyl-polyvinyl alcohol - butinol of polyvinyl-acetate polyvinyl - resin or products of condensation waste treated with : - ureiques-formaldehyde resins resins phenolic-formaldehyde resins melaminiques-formaldehyde resins-epoxy resins alkyd-polyamides-fluorinated polymer wastes: - perfluoroethylene/propylene (FEP) - alkane alcoxyle can-tetrafluoroethylene/ether of vinyl can (PFA) - tetrafluoroethylene/can (MFA) methylvinyl ether - fluoride of polyvinyl (PVF) - fluoride (PVDF) polyvinylidene fromb3020 waste of paper, cardboard and paper materials the following products provided that they are not mixed with hazardous waste : - Waste and scrap of paper or cardboard from:-papers or boxes unbleached or papers or wavy-other paper cartons or cartons obtained mainly from bleached Chemical pulp, not colored in the mass-papers or cards obtained mainly from mechanical pulp (e.g. newspaper, periodical and printed similar)-others, including but not limited to the ((: i) cartons entrecollesii) rejects unsorted B3026 waste following pretreatment of packaging composites liquids, not containing material referred to in annex I at concentrations sufficient to present one of the features of danger listed in annex III:-Fraction not separable from plastic-Fraction non separable plastic-aluminum B3027 waste of film coating of adhesive labels containing raw materials used in the manufacture of the waste of material Textilesmatieres below Etiquettesb3030 provided they are not mixed with other wastes and that they are prepared according to certain specifications:-silk waste (including no reeling cocoons, waste of son and them frayed) - not carded or combed - other - waste of wool or of fine or coarse, hair including son waste but excluding the frayed - blousses of wool or fine animal hair - other waste of wool or hair purposes-waste of coarse hairs - cotton waste) including waste of son and frayed them) - waste of son-frayed - others - boxes and linen-wrapped and wastes (including waste of son and frayed them) of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) -Oakum and waste (including waste of son and frayed them) jute and other fibers textile bast (not including flax, hemp, and ramie) - Oakum and waste (including waste of son and frayed them) of sisal and other textile fibres of the genus Agave - Oakum, blousses and waste (including waste of son and frayed them) coconut - Oakum , blousses and waste (including waste of son and them frayed) Abaca (hemp from Manila or Musa textilis Nee) - Oakum, blousses and waste (including waste of son and frayed them) ramie and other textile fibers plant, neither called nor included elsewhere - waste (including waste of son, blousses and frayed) - of synthetic fibres - of artificial fibres - thrift store items - rags , strings, ropes and cordage in textile materials as waste or items out of order - sorted - other B3035 waste of floor coverings in textiles, carpet B3040-waste of Caoutchoucmatieres below, provided that they are not mixed with other types of waste:- scrap of hard rubber (ebonite, for example) - untreated wastes to rubber (with the exception of those specified elsewhere) B3050 Cork and wood waste - sawdust , waste and wood, even debris clumped in the form of logs, briquettes and pellets or similar forms - waste of Cork: Cork crushed, granulated or pulverized B3060 waste from food and food industries, provided that they are not infectious:-wine lees - vegetable waste, residues and by-products plant, dried and sterilized, even agglomerates in the form of pellets, of the type used for the feeding of animals not called nor understood elsewhere-David: residue from the processing of fats or waxes animal or plant - waste of bones and dehorning, gross, scoured, simply prepared (but not cut to shape), sour or degelatines - of fish - hulls, dandruff (peels) and other wastes of cocoa - other wastes from food industry, with the exception of by-products which meet the requirements and standards imposed on the national and international levels for the food or feed B3065 waste of fat and oils food of animal or vegetable origin (e.g. frying oils), provided that they have none of the characteristics of the following Annex IIIB3070 waste:-hair-waste straw-Mycelium of fungus disabled from the production of penicillin, used for feeding of animal B3080 waste, clippings and debris of caoutchoucB3090 clippings and other wastes of leather and or reconstituted leather not usable for the production of works in leather, with the exception of leather sludge, containing no compounds hexavalent chromium or biocides [see topic list A (A3100)] B3100 sawdust, ashes, sludge or flours of leather not containing compounds hexavalent chromium or biocides [see topic list (A3090)] B3110 waste from the pelting , not containing compounds of the hexavalent chromium, biocides or infectious substances [see topic list (A3110) B3120 wastes consisting of dyes waste ethers polymers and waste non-hazardous monomer ethers alimentairesB3130 and not likely to form a peroxydesB3140 used tyres, with the exception of those intended for the operations listed in annex IV.] A B4 wastes which may contain inorganic or organic constituents B4010 wastes constituted mainly of paintings to water / LaTeX inks and varnish hardened, not containing organic solvents, heavy metals or biocides to concentrations that can make them dangerous [see corresponding section of the list at (A4070)] B4020 wastes from the production, preparation and use of resins LaTeX, plasticisers or glues and adhesives, only not on the list and devoid of solvents and other contaminants so that they are not the characteristics of danger referred to in annex III, for example when they are based and water based casein glues, of starch, dextrin, cellulose ethers and alcohol polyvinyliques [see topic list A (A3050)] B4030 cameras disposable unserviceable containing no batteries included on list A
Introduced by the VII/19 D (RO 2007 197). Updated according to corrections implemented the 26 Feb, 8 Apr. -August 28, 2008 (RO 2009 5063) and AOS. on May 10, 2013, in force since May 27, 2014 (RO 2014 2617).
It is worth noting that even in the event of low level of initial contamination by constituents listed in annex I, subsequent treatments, including recycling, may result in separated fractions having significantly higher concentrations of these constituents listed in annex I.
The status to be granted to the ashes of zinc is currently under review, and it is recommended by the United Nations Conference on trade and development (UNCTAD) these ashes are not classified as dangerous goods.
This topic does not include debris from the production of electric generators.
Reuse can include repair, refurbishment or improving, but not a major reassembly.
In some countries, these materials to be reused directly are not considered waste.
The concentration of benzo [a] pyrene should not be equal to or greater than 50 mg/kg.
It is understood that these wastes are completely polymerized.
-This topic does not cover waste produced after the stage of consumption - waste must be homogeneous. - problems burning in the open practices need to be taken into account.
State January 21, 2015 scope January 21, 2015 States parties Ratification, accession (A) Declaration of estate (S) entry into force Afghanistan March 25, 2013 23 June 2013 5 May 1994 South Africa has 3 August 1994 Albania 29 June 1999-27 September 1999 Algeria * September 15, 1998 has 14 December 1998 Germany * April 21, 1995 July 20, 1995 Andorra 23 July 1999-21 October 1999 Antigua and Barbuda 5 April 1993-4 July 1993 Saudi Arabia 7 March 1990 5 May 1992 Argentina 27 June 1991 5 May 1992 Armenia October 1, 1999 December 30, 1999 Australia 5 February 1992 has may 5, 1992 Austria 12 January 1993 April 12, 1993 Azerbaijan 1 June 2001 August 30, 2001 Bahamas 12 August 1992 has 10 November 1992 Bahrain 15 October 1992 13 January 1993 Bangladesh 1 April 1993 30 June 1993 Barbados 24 August 1995 was 22 November 1995 Belarus December 10, 1999 March 9, 2000 Belgium November 1, 1993 January 30, 1994 Belize May 23, 1997 August 21, 1997 Benin 4 December 1997 was 4 March 1998 Bhutan 26 August 2002 at 24 November 2002 Bolivia November 15, 1996 February 13, 1997 Bosnia and Herzegovina 16 March 2001 June 14, 2001 Botswana 20 May 1998 has 18 August 1998 Brazil October 1, 1992 at December 30, 1992 Brunei December 16, 2002 A March 16, 2003 Bulgaria February 16, 1996 At 16 May 1996 Burkina Faso November 4, 1999 February 2, 2000 Burundi 6 January 1997 has 6 April 1997 Cambodia March 2, 2001 May 31, 2001 Cameroon 9 February 2001 was May 10, 2001 Canada August 28, 1992 26 November 1992 Cap - Green 2 July 1999 was 30 September 1999 Chile * August 11, 1992 November 9, 1992 China 17 December 1991 5 May 1992 Hong Kong 6 June 1997 1 July 1997 Macao December 15, 1999 December 20
1999 Cyprus 17 September 1992 16 December 1992 Colombia * 31 December 1996 March 31, 1997 Comoros 31 October 1994 A January 29, 1995 Congo (Brazzaville) April 20, 2007 has 19 July 2007 Congo (Kinshasa) October 6, 1994 January 4, 1995 (North) Korea, on July 10, 2008 to October 8, 2008 (South) Korea 28 February 1994 has 29 May 1994 Costa Rica March 7, 1995 June 5, 1995 Ivory Coast 1 December 1994 was March 1, 1995 Croatia may 9
1994a 7 August 1994 Cuba * October 3, 1994 was 1 January 1995 Denmark 6 February 1994 7 May 1994 Djibouti 31 May 2002 was 29 August 2002 Dominique 5 May 1998 3 August 1998 Egypt 8 January 1993 has 8 April 1993 El El Salvador December 13, 1991 5 May 1992 United Arab Emirates United 17 November 1992 15 February 1993 Ecuador * 23 February 1993 24 May 1993 Eritrea 10 March 2005 A June 8, 2005 Spain * 7 February 1994
8 May 1994 Estonia 21 July 1992 to October 19, 1992 Ethiopia 12 April 2000 has July 11, 2000 Finland 19 November 1991 5 May 1992 France 7 January 1991 5 May 1992 Gabon 6 June 2008 September 4, 2008 Gambia 15 December 1997 was 15 March 1998 Georgia may 20, 1999 has 18 August 1999 Ghana may 30, 2003 August 28, 2003 Greece 4 August 1994 2 November 1994 Guatemala 15 May 1995 August 13, 1995 Guinea
April 26, 1995 A July 25, 1995 Guinea - Bissau, on February 9, 2005 A may 10, 2005 Equatorial Guinea 7 February 2003 8 May 2003 Guyana April 4, 2001 has 3 July 2001 Honduras 27 December 1995 to 26 March 1996 Hungary 21 May 1990 5 May 1992 Cook Islands 29 June 2004 was 27 September 2004 India June 24, 1992 22 September 1992 Indonesia * September 20, 1993 December 19, 1993 Iran 5 January 1993 has 5 April 1993 Iraq
May 2, 2011 July 31, 2011 Ireland February 7, 1994 8 May 1994 Iceland 28 June 1995 has 26 September 1995 Israel December 14, 1994 March 14, 1995 Italy * * 7 February 1994 A may 8, 1994 Jamaica January 23, 2003 April 23, 2003 Japan * 17 September 1993 A 16 December 1993 Jordan 22 June 1989 5 May 1992 Kazakhstan 3 June 2003 1 September 2003 Kenya 1 June 2000 has 30 August 2000 Kyrgyzstan August 13, 1996 A
November 11, 1996 Kiribati 7 September 2000 has 6 December 2000 Kuwait 11 October 1993 9 January 1994 Laos September 21, 2010 has 20 December 2010 Lesotho 31 May 2000 A August 29, 2000 Latvia 14 April 1992 A 13 July 1992 Lebanon * December 21, 1994 March 21, 1995 Liberia September 22, 2004 to December 21, 2004 Libya 12 July 2001 to 10 October 2001 Liechtenstein 27 January 1992 5 May 1992 Lithuania 22 April 1999 has July 21, 1999
Luxembourg 7 February 1994 8 May 1994 Macedonia 16 July 1997 October 14, 1997 Madagascar 2 June 1999 was 31 August 1999 Malaysia 8 October 1993 6 January 1994 Malawi 21 April 1994 20 July 1994 Maldives 28 April 1992 has 27 July 1992 Mali 5 December 2000 to March 5, 2001 Malta June 19, 2000 September 17, 2000 Morocco 28 December 1995 has 27 March 1996 Marshall , Islands 27 January 2003 was April 27, 2003 Maurice November 24, 1992 22 February 1993 Mauritania 16 August 1996 has 14 November 1996 Mexico * 22 February 1991 5 May 1992 Micronesia 6 September 1995 A December 5, 1995 Moldova July 2, 1998 September 30, 1998 Monaco 31 August 1992 has 29 November 1992 Mongolia 15 April 1997 to 14 July 1997 Montenegro 23 October 2006 S 3 June 2006 Mozambique 13 March 1997 has 11 June 1997 Myanmar
January 6, 2015 April 6, 2015 Namibia 15 May 1995 has 13 August 1995 Nauru November 12, 2001 February 10, 2002 Nepal 15 October 1996 has 13 January 1997 Nicaragua 3 June 1997 has 1 September 1997 Niger 17 June 1998 15 September 1998 Nigeria March 13, 1991 5 May 1992 Norway * 2 July 1990 5 May 1992 New Zealand 20 December 1994 20 March 1995 Oman 8 February 1995 A 9 May 1995 Uganda 11 March 1999 June 9, 1999 Uzbekistan 7 February 1996 at May 7, 1996 Pakistan 26 July 1994 has 24 October 1994 Palau September 8, 2011 at the December 7, 2011 Palestine January 2, 2015 has 2 April 2015 Panama 22 February 1991 5 May 1992 Papua New Guinea September 1, 1995 at 30 November 1995 Paraguay September 28, 1995 A December 27, 1995 Netherlands * e 16 April 1993 15 July 1993 Peru 23 November 1993 has 21 February 1994 Philippines 21 October 1993 19 January 1994 Poland * March 20, 1992 18 June 1992 Portugal 26 January 1994 26 April 1994 Qatar August 9, 1995 A November 7, 1995 Central African Republic February 24, 2006 to May 25, 2006 Dominican Republic 10 July 2000 has October 8, 2000 Czech Republic 30 September 1993 S January 1, 1993 Romania * 27 February 1991 has 5 May 1992 United Kingdom * 7 February 1994 8 May 1994 Akrotiri and Dhekelia September 6, 2006 6 September 2006 Gibraltar April 11, 2013 10 July 2013 Guernsey 27 November 2002 November 27, 2002 Isle of Man December 12, 2001 December 12, 2001 Jersey 14 September 2007 September 14, 2007 territory Antarctic brit.
February 7, 1994 8 May 1994 Russia * January 31, 1995 May 1, 1995 Rwanda 7 January 2004 A April 6, 2004 Saint-Kitts and Nevis * September 7, 1994 December 5, 1994 Saint - Vincent and the Grenadines December 2, 1996 was March 2, 1997 St. - Lucia 9 December 1993 A March 9, 1994 Samoa 22 March 2002 20 June 2002 Sao Tome - and - principle 12 November 2013 10 February 2014 Senegal 10 November 1992 8 February 1993 Serbia 18 April 2000 has July 17, 2000 Seychelles
11 May 1993 has 9 August 1993 Singapore * January 2, 1996 April 1, 1996 Slovakia 28 May 1993 of January 1, 1993 Slovenia October 7, 1993 to January 5, 1994 Somalia 26 July 2010 October 24, 2010 Sudan January 9, 2006 has April 9, 2006 Sri Lanka 28 August 1992 to 26 November 1992 Sweden 2 August 1991 5 May 1992 Switzerland 31 January 1990 5 May 1992 Suriname September 20, 2011 has 19 December 2011 Syria 22 January 1992 5 May 1992 Swaziland 8 August 2005 has 6 November 2005 Tanzania 7 April 1993 was 6 July 1993 Chad March 10, 2004 June 8, 2004 Thailand November 24, 1997 February 22, 1998 Togo
July 2, 2004 September 30, 2004 Tonga 26 March 2010 has 24 June 2010 Trinidad and Tobago 18 February 1994 May 19, 1994 Tunisia 11 October 1995 has 9 January 1996 Turkmenistan 25 September 1996 December 24, 1996 Turkey June 22, 1994 September 20, 1994 Ukraine 8 October 1999 has 6 January 2000 European Union (EU) 7 February 1994 8 May 1994 Uruguay * 20 December 1991 5 May 1992 Venezuela * March 3, 1998 June 1, 1998 Viet Nam 13 March
1995 June 11, 1995 Yemen 21 February 1996 has 21 May 1996 Zambia 15 November 1994 has 13 February 1995 Zimbabwe March 1, 2012 May 30, 2012 * Reserves and declarations.* * Objections.Les reservations, declarations and objections are not published to the RO. Texts in french and English can be found at the address of the Internet site of the United Nations: http://untreaty.un.org/ or obtained in the Direction of public international law (FDFA), the international treaties Section, 3003 Bern.
From 30 oct. 1995 to 30 June 1997, the Convention was applicable to Hong Kong on the basis of a declaration of territorial expansion of the United Kingdom. Starting from July 1, 1997, Hong Kong became a special administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Under the Chinese Bill of 6 June 1997, the Convention is also applicable to the RAS Hong Kong from July 1, 1997.
June 28, 1999 to Dec. 19. 1999, the Convention was applicable in Macao on the basis of a declaration of territorial extension of the Portugal. From Dec. 20. 1999, Macao became a special administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Under the Chinese declaration, the Convention is also applicable to the Macao SAR from 20 dec. 1999. the Convention applies to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
The Convention does not apply to Tokelau.
For the Kingdom in Europe.
RO 1992 1125 RO 1992 1161, 2004 1185, 2005 5009, 2007 5091, 2010 3537, 2012 437, 2015 415. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).
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