Membership of ENFORCE is open to:

  • Parties to the Basel Convention;
  • Entities with a specific mandate to deliver implementation and enforcement capacity-building activities that could assist parties to the Basel Convention in preventing and combating illegal traffic of hazardous wastes and other wastes under the Basel Convention;
  • Entities with a specific role or relevance in relation to the above-mentioned task.

Each Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention elects the following members for a period of two years:

  • One representative from each of the five United Nations regions that are parties to the Convention
  • Four representatives from the Basel Convention regional and coordinating centres, based on equitable geographical representation.

Members of ENFORCE

Current elected members of ENFORCE

The elected members of ENFORCE for the biennium 2020-2021 are as follows:

  • Dr. Simeon Pulchérie, Benin - Africa
  • Basel and Stockholm Conventions Regional Centre for English speaking countries in Africa (African Institute) – Africa
  • Mr. Mazhar Hayat, Pakistan Asia-Pacific
  • Mr. Florin-Constantin Homorean, Romania – CEE
  • Basel Convention Regional Centre for Central Europe, Slovakia (BCRC Slovakia) – CEE
  • Basel Convention Regional Centre for South-East Asia, Indonesia (BCRC/SCRC Indonesia) – Asia-Pacific
  • Ms. Leila Devia, Argentina – GRULAC
  • Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Caribbean region, Trinidad and Tobago (BCRC Trinidad and Tobago) – GRULAC
  • Ms. Katie Olley, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – WEOG
  • No regional centre at this time – WEOG
Elected members of ENFORCE for the biennium 2020-2021

Former elected members of ENFORCE

COP 11 (2013-2015) elected ENFORCE members             
COP 12 (2016-2017) elected ENFORCE members
COP 13 (2018-2019) elected ENFORCE members

Additional members

In addition to the elected representatives from Parties and the Basel Convention Regional Centres, the following organizations and entities are members of ENFORCE:

  • Arendal centre of the Global Resource Information Database (GRID-Arendal)
  • Asian Network for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes
  • BAN Toxics
  • Basel Action Network (BAN)
  • European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL)
  • European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL)
  • International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)
  • Latin America Network of Environmental Prosecutors
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Regional Enforcement Network (REN)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO) 

The following organizations and entities are observers:

  • The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL);

Organizations wishing to become a member of ENFORCE, may contact the Secretariat  for additional information on how to apply for membership.