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Bamako Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa (1991)

Preamble

Article 1 - Definitions

Article 2 - Scope of the Convention

Article 3 - National Definitions of Hazardous Wastes

Article 4 - General Obligations

1. Hazardous Waste Import Ban
2. Ban on Dumping of Hazardous Wastes at Sea and Internal Waters
3. Waste Generation in Africa Each Party shall:
The Adoption of Precautionary Measures:
4. Furthermore

Article 5 - Designation of Competent Authorities, Focal Point and Dumpwatch

Article 6 - Transboundary Movement and Notification Procedures

Article 7 - Transboundary Movement from a Party through States which are not Parties

Article 8 - Duty to Re-import

Article 9 - Illegal traffic

Article 10 - Intra-African Co-operation

Article 11 - International Co-operation: Bilateral, Multilateral and Regional Agreements

Article 12 - Liabilities and Compensation

Article 13 - Transmission of Information

Article 14 - Financial Aspects

Article 15 - Conference of the Parties

Article 16 - Secretariat

Article 17 - Amendment of the Convention and of Protocols

Amendment of Protocols to this Convention
General Provisions

Article 18 - Adoption and Amendment of Annexes

Article 19 - Verification

Article 20 - Settlement of Disputes

Article 21 - Signature

Article 22 - Ratification, Acceptance, Formal Confirmation or Approval

Article 23 - Accession

Article 24 - Right to Vote

Article 25 - Entry into Force

Article 26 - Reservations and Declarations

Article 27 - Withdrawal

Article 28 - Depository

Article 29 - Registration

Article 30 - Authentic Texts

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Manifest

SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa (1991)

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Bamako Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa (1991)

Article 13 - Transmission of Information

1. The Parties shall ensure that in the case of an accident occurring during the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes or their disposal which is likely to present risks to human health and the environment in other States, those States are immediately informed.

2. The States shall inform each other, through the Secretariat, of:

(a) Changes regarding the designation of competent authorities and/or focal points, pursuant to Article 5 of this Convention;

(b) Changes in their national definition of hazardous wastes, pursuant to Article 3 of this Convention;

(c) Decisions made by them to limit or ban the import of hazardous wastes;

(d) Any other information required pursuant to paragraph 4 of this Article.

3. The Parties, consistent with national laws and regulations, shall set up information collection and dissemination mechanisms on hazardous wastes. They shall transmit such information through the Secretariat, to the Conference of the Parties established under Article 15 of this Convention, before the end of each calendar year, in a report on the previous calendar year, containing the following information:

(a) Competent authorities, Dumpwatch, and focal points that have been designated by them pursuant to Article 5 of this Convention;

(b) Information regarding transboundary movements of hazardous wastes in which they have been involved, including:

(i) The quantity of hazardous wastes exported, their category, characteristics, destination, any transit country and disposal method as stated on the notification;

(ii) The amount of hazardous wastes imported, their category, characteristics, origin, and disposal methods;

(iii) Disposals which did not proceed as intended;

(iv) Efforts to achieve a reduction of the amount of hazardous wastes subject to transboundary movement;

(c) Information on the measures adopted by them in the implementation of this Convention;

(d) Information on available qualified statistics which have been compiled by them on the effects on human health and the environment of the generation, transportation, and disposal of hazardous wastes as part of the information required in conformity with Article 4 Section 3(a) of this Convention;

(e) Information concerning bilateral, multilateral and regional agreements and arrangements entered into pursuant to Article 11 of this Convention;

(f) Information on accidents occurring during the transboundary movements, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes and on the measures undertaken to deal with them;

(g) Information on treatment and disposal options operated within the area under their national jurisdiction;

(h) Information on measures undertaken for the development of clean production methods, including clean production technologies, for the reduction and/or elimination of the production of hazardous wastes; and

(i) Such other matters as the Conference of the Parties shall deem relevant.

4. The Parties, consistent with national laws and regulations, shall ensure that copies of each notification concerning any given transboundary movement of hazardous wastes, and the response to it, are sent to the Secretariat.


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