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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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Implementation & Compliance Committee

The Committee administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance with the Basel Convention is a subsidiary body of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention that was established in 2002 under Article 15, paragraph 5 (e) of the Convention.. Its objective is to assist Parties to comply with their obligations under the Convention and to facilitate, promote, monitor and aim to secure the implementation of and compliance with the obligations under the Convention.

The Committee has a double mandate:

  • under its specific submission mandate, the Committee shall consider any submission made to it in accordance with the terms of reference with a view to determining the facts and root causes of the matter of concern and, assist in its resolution;
  • under its general review mandate, the Committee shall, as directed by the Conference of the Parties, review general issues of compliance and implementation under the Convention.

The Conference of the Parties, as the supreme body of the Convention, elects the fifteen members of the Committee and adopts decisions of relevance to the Committee, for instance the work programme of the Committee. The Committee, in turn, reports to the Conference of the Parties on the implementation of its work programme.

 

 

Decision  Title  Download 
VI/12  Establishment of a mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance
VII/30  Mechanism for Promoting the Implementation and Compliance: Work programme 2005–2006
VIII/32  Mechanism for promoting implementation and compliance: work programme for 2007–2008
IX/2  Work programme for the Committee for Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance of the Basel Convention for the period 2009–2011
BC-10/11  Committee for Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance of the Basel Convention 

 

 

UN-Number Biennium Title Download
UNEP/CHW.7/20 2003-2004 Report for the period 2003–2004 on the work of the Committee for Administering the Mechanism for Promoting the Implementation and Compliance of the Basel Convention and proposed work programme for the committee for the period 2005–2006
UNEP/CHW.8/12 2005-2006 Compliance Committee
UNEP/CHW.9/3 2007-2008 Report of the Committee for Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance of the Basel Convention and proposed work programme for the Committee for the period 2009–2010
UNEP/CHW.10/9/Rev.1 2009-2011 Report of the Committee for Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance of the Basel Convention and proposed work programme for the Committee for the period 2012–2013