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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 15 - Conference of the Parties

1. A Conference of the Parties is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the Secretary-General of the OAU not later than.one year after the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Conference at its first meeting.

2. The Conference of the Parties shall adopt Rules of Procedure for itself and for any subsidiary body it may establish, as well as financial rules to determine in particular the financial participation of the Parties to this Convention.

3. The Parties at their first meeting shall consider any additional measures needed to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities with respect to the protection and the preservation of the marine and inland waters environments in the context of this Convention.

4. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continuous review and evaluation the effective implementation of this Convention, and in addition, shall:

(a) promote the harmonization of appropriate policies, strategies and measures for minimizing harm to human health and the environment by hazardous wastes;

(b) consider and adopt, as required, amendments to this Convention and its annexes, taking into consideration, inter alia, available scientific, technical, economic and environmental information;

(c) consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purpose of this Convention in the light of experience gained in its operation and in the operation of the agreements and arrangements envisaged in Article 11 of this Convention;

(d) consider and adopt protocols as required;

(e) establish such subsidiary bodies as are deemed necessary for the implementation of this Convention; and

(f) make decisions for the peaceful settlement of disputes arising from the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes, if need be, according to international law.

5. Organizations may be represented as observers at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Any body or agency, whether national or international, governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields relating to hazardous wastes which has informed the Secretariat, may be represented as an observer at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.


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