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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 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


SiSU Metadata, document information


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)

Organization of African Unity

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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 10 - Intra-African Co-operation

1. The Parties to this Convention shall co-operate with one another and with relevant African organizations, to improve and achieve the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes.

2. To this end, the Parties shall:

(a) Make available information, whether on a bilateral or multilateral basis, with a view to promoting clean production methods and the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes, including harmonization of technical standards and practices for the adequate management of hazardous wastes;

(b) Co-operate in monitoring the effects of the management of hazardous wastes on human health and the environment;

(c) Co-operate, subject to their national laws, regulations and policies, in the development and implementation of new environmentally sound clean production technologies and the improvement of existing technologies with a view to eliminating, as far as practicable, the generation of hazardous wastes and achieving more effective and efficient methods of ensuring their management in an environmentally sound manner, including the study of the economic, social and environmental effects of the adoption of such new and improved technologies;

(d) Co-operate actively, subject to their national laws, regulations and policies, in the transfer of technology and management systems related to the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes. They shall also co-operate in developing the technical capacity among Parties, especially those which may need and request technical assistance in this field;

(e) Co-operate in developing appropriate technical guidelines and/or codes of practice;

(f) Co-operate in the exchange and dissemination of information on the movement of hazardous wastes in conformity with Article 13 of this Convention.

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