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Procedures and Mechanisms on Implementation and Compliance with the Basel and Rotterdam Conventions

Procedures and Mechanisms on Implementation and Compliance with the Basel and Rotterdam Conventions

Procedures and Mechanisms on Implementation and Compliance with the Basel and Rotterdam Conventions

This publication is intended to promote understanding of the procedures and mechanisms for promoting implementation and compliance with the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (“Basel Convention”) and the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (“Rotterdam Convention”). It presents a snapshot of the terms of reference of both mechanisms, as well as information on the achievements over the years of the Basel Convention compliance mechanism. The terms of reference of both mechanisms are set out in the annexes to this publication.

Click here for more information on the Basel Convention procedures and mechanisms. More information on the Rotterdam Convention procedures and mechanisms is available here.

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The Basel Convention mechanism for promoting the implementation and compliance - Celebrating a decade of assistance to Parties

The Basel Convention mechanism for promoting the implementation and compliance - Celebrating a decade of assistance to Parties

The Basel Convention mechanism for promoting the implementation and compliance - Celebrating a decade of assistance to Parties

This brochure presents a brief overview of the activities of the Implementation and Compliance Committee carried out during the period 2002 – 2011. It complements the brochure entitled “The Basel Convention Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance” published in 2006, which is intended to be a brief guide for Parties to explain the procedures of the Committee.

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The Basel Convention  Mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance

The Basel Convention Mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance

The Basel Convention  Mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance

In order to promote understanding of the mechanism for promoting the implementation of and compliance with the obligations set out under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, the Committee that is entrusted with administering that mechanism (“the Compliance Committee”) decided that it would prepare the present publication - a brief guide for Parties to explain, in clear terms, the procedures of the Committee.

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ICC 10 Meeting Documents

 

Working Documents

 
 Document SymbolTitleEnglish
 Items: 15  
UNEP/CHW/CC.10/1Provisional agenda113.5 K 32.11 K
 
 
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1. Opening of the meeting.

2. Organizational matters:

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/1/Add.1Annotations to the provisional agenda116.5 K 138.66 K
 
 
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Item 1: Opening of the meeting

1. The tenth meeting of the Implementation and Compliance Committee (‘the Committee’) will be convened from 5 to 6 December 2013 at the Direction Générale de la Prévention des Risques Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Energie, Arche de la Défense Paroi Nord, salle 27N46, La Défense, Paris, France. The meeting will be opened by the Chair of the Committee, Ms. Jimena Nieto (Colombia), at 9 a.m. on 5 December 2013.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/2Implementation fund113.5 K 67.03 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-10/11, the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting approved the work programme for the biennium 20122013 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance of the Basel Convention, attached to that decision, whereby the Committee was requested to accord priority to dealing with specific submissions regarding party implementation and compliance received or initiated in accordance with paragraph 9 of the terms of reference of the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance . By its decision BC-11/8, the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties adopted the work programme for the biennium 20142015 of the Committee and requested that the Committee continue to accord priority to dealing with such specific submissions.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/4Legal framework programme110 K 41.97 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-10/11, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties decided to establish, in the work programme of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance of the Basel Convention (hereinafter “the Committee”), a legal framework programme for the review and assessment, upon request, of national legislation to implement the provisions of the Convention and to assist parties, upon request, in the preparation of new legislation or the amendment of existing legislation.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/5National reporting: individual compliance performance483.5 K 168.16 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-10/11, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties adopted the work programme for the biennium 20122013 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance of the Basel Convention (hereinafter “the Committee”), attached to that decision. Within its mandate to review general issues of compliance and implementation under the Convention, the Committee was requested to undertake several activities with the objective of improving timely and complete national reporting under paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Convention.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/6Guidance on the development of inventories1.07 MB 638.67 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-10/11, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties adopted the work programme for the biennium 20122013 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance of the Basel Convention (hereinafter “the Committee”), attached to that decision. Within its mandate to review general issues of compliance and implementation under the Convention, the Committee was requested to undertake several activities with the objective of improving timely and complete national reporting under paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Convention.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/7National reporting: dialogue with other compliance bodies365 K 345.46 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-10/11, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties adopted the work programme for the biennium 2012−2013 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance of the Basel Convention (hereinafter “the Committee”), attached to that decision. Within its mandate to review general issues of compliance and implementation under the Convention, the Committee was requested to undertake several activities with the objective of improving timely and complete national reporting under paragraph 3 of Article 13 of the Convention.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/8Strategies to promote full legislative implementation: Checklist for the Legislator106.5 K 34.62 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-11/8, Conference of the Parties at its eleventh meeting adopted the work programme for the biennium 20142015 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance of the Basel Convention (hereinafter “the Committee”), attached to that decision. Within its mandate to review general issues of compliance and implementation under the Convention, the Committee was requested to undertake activities pertaining to national legislations with a view to improving implementation of and compliance with paragraph 4 of article 4 and paragraph 5 of article 9 of the Convention.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/9Illegal traffic: guidance on the take-back provision510.5 K 332.45 K
 
 
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UNEP/CHW/CC.10/10Insurance, bond, guarantee179.5 K 248.45 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-10/11, the Conference of the Parties at its tenth meeting adopted the work programme for the biennium 20122013 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance of the Basel Convention (hereinafter “the Committee”), attached to that decision. Within its mandate to review general issues of compliance and implementation under the Convention, the Committee was requested to undertake the development of guidance on how to implement paragraph 11 of Article 6 of the Convention.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/11Guide to the control system1008 K 451.22 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. By its decision BC-10/11, the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties adopted the work programme for the biennium 20122013 of the Committee administering the mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance of the Basel Convention (hereinafter “the Committee”), attached to that decision. Within its mandate to review general issues of compliance and implementation under the Convention, the Committee was requested to undertake several activities with the objective of improving the implementation of and compliance with Article 6 of the Convention.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/12Control system: interactive tool108 K 61.5 K
 
 
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UNEP/CHW/CC.10/13Manual for the implementation of the Basel Convention183 K 145.08 K
 
 
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UNEP/CHW/CC.10/14Report of the tenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (Paris, 5-6 December 2013)162 K 188.72 K
 
 
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I.Opening of the meeting

1.The tenth meeting of the Implementation and Compliance Committee (hereinafter ‘the Committee’) was held at the Direction Générale de la Prévention des Risques, Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Energie, Grande Arche - Paroi Nord 92055 La Défense Cedex, Paris, France, on 5 and 6 December 2013. Ms. Jimena Nieto, Chair of the Committee, opened the meeting at 9.00 a.m. She welcomed Committee members reminded them that the tenth meeting of the Committee came in addition to what had been approved by the Conference of the Parties in the 20122013 programme budget and expressed her appreciation both to Japan, whose financial contribution made the meeting possible, and to France, the host of the meeting.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/14/Add.1Report of the tenth meeting of the Basel Convention Implementation and Compliance Committee (supplementary On-line session, 8 May 2014)127.5 K 72.15 K
 
 
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Information Documents

 
 Document SymbolTitleEnglish
 Items: 7  
UNEP/CHW/CC.10/INF/1/Rev.1Tentative schedule for the meeting94.1 K 41.79 K
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

The annex to the present note contains at tentative schedule for the work of the Committee for Administering the Mechanism for Promoting the Implementation and Compliance at its tenth meeting. It is intended to assist members of the Committee in planning their activities during the meeting.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/INF/2Guidance on the development of inventories: comments received from parties and others7.36 MB 8.09 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

As referred to in document UNEP/CHW/CC.10/6 on the guidance on the development of inventories, the annex to the present note sets out comments from parties and other received as at 16 September 2013 on the methodological guide for the development of inventories of hazardous wastes and others wastes under the Basel Convention (preliminary draft, February 2013. The comments have been reproduced as received and have not been edited.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/INF/3Dialogue with compliance bodies: communications pertaining to establishing a dialogue with compliance bodies4.01 MB 1.35 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

As referred to in document UNEP/CHW/CC.10/7 on the dialogue with compliance bodies, the present note sets out in its annex the communications received from compliance bodies in furtherance to the 28 June 2012 invitation by the Chair of the Committee to enter a dialogue. The communications have been reproduced as received and have not been edited.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/INF/4Guidance on the take-back provision: comments received from parties and others3.2 MB 3.48 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

As referred to in document UNEP/CHW/CC.10/9 on the guidance on the take-back provision, the annex to the present note sets out comments from parties and other received as at 16 September 2013 on the guidance on the implementation of the Basel Convention illegal traffic take-back provision in paragraph 2 of Article 9 (draft February 2013). The comments have been reproduced as received and have not been edited.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/INF/5Guide to the control system: comments received from parties and others8.51 MB 9.66 MB
 
 
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Note by the Secretariat

As referred to in document UNEP/CHW/CC.10/11 on the guide to the control system, the annex to the present note sets out comments from parties and other received as at 16 September 2013 on the revised guide to the control system (instruction manual for use by those private actors involved in transboundary movements of hazardous wastes) (draft February 2013). The comments have been reproduced as received and have not been edited.

UNEP/CHW/CC.10/INF/6List of pre-session documents by agenda item143.5 K 40.7 K
 
 
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UNEP/CHW/CC.10/INF/7List of participants150.5 K 100.26 K
 
 
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