Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal Basel, 10 December 1999

List of Parties and Signatories

Entry into force: Not yet in force.

Article 29 of the Protocol which reads as follows: "1. The Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, formal confirmation, approval or accession. 2. For each State or regional economic integration organization which ratifies, accepts, approves or formally confirms the Protocol or accedes thereto after the date of the deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, formal confirmation or accession, it shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit by such State or regional economic integration organization of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, formal confirmation or accession. 3. For the purpose of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article, any instrument deposited by member States of such organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by member States of such organization."

Accordingly, as a regional economic integration organization, ratification by the European Union does not count in addition to the ratifications by Member States of the Union for the purposes of entry into force of this instrument.

Total number of Signatories: 13 -Total number of Parties: 111 

Text: Doc. UNEP/CHW.1/WG/1/9/2; depositary notification C.N. 120.2005. TREATIES-12 of 23 February 2005 [Proposal of corrections to the original text of the Protocol (authentic Spanish text)] and C.N.407.2005.TREATIES-3 of 25 May 2005 [(Corrections to the original of the Protocol (Authentic Spanish text)]

Note: The Protocol will be open for signature by States and by regional economic integration organizations Parties to the Basel Convention in Berne at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland from 6 to 17 March 2000 and at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 April 2000 to 10 December 2000, in accordance with its article 26.

Participant Signature Date *
Botswana   17.06.04 (a)
Chile 08.12.00  
Colombia 22.11.00 22.07.08
Congo (Republic of the)   20.04.07 (a)
Costa Rica 27.04.00  
Democratic Republic of the Congo   23.03.05 (a)
Denmark 05.12.00  
Ethiopia   08.10.03 (a)
Finland 06.12.00  
France 08.12.00  
Ghana   09.06.05 (a)
Hungary 05.12.00  
Liberia   16.09.05 (a)
Luxembourg 28.08.00  
Monaco 17.03.00  
Saudi Arabia    10.01.2013 (a) 
Sweden 01.12.00  
Switzerland 09.03.00  
Syrian Arab Republic   05.10.04 (a)
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 03.04.00  
Togo   02.07.04 (a)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 07.12.00  
Yemen   25.08.09 (a)

(a) Accession; (A) Acceptance; (AA) Approval; (c) Formal confirmation; Ratification; (d) Succession

End Note 

1. For the purpose of entry into force of the [Convention/Protocol] , any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by member States of that Organization.

 

Declarations and Reservations

(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations were made upon formal confirmation, ratification, acceptance, formal confirmation, approval or accession.)

Chile

Declaration:

Chile understands that article 12 of the Protocol and Annex B thereto do not imply any obstacle for the exporter or the notifier in terms of being able to negotiate with the importer or the disposer the conditions under which the insurance cost involved in the operation shall be defrayed.

Syrian Arab Republic

Declaration:

. . . that the accession of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Amendment and the Protocol shall not under any circumstances whatsoever signify recognition of Israel, nor shall it lead to entry therewith into any dealings that may be governed by the provisions of the said Amendment and Protocol.