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Basel Convention Ban Amendment – Entry into Force Country Analysis

June 2008

The following analysis regarding the entry into force of the Basel Convention’s Ban Amendment is based on the Basel Convention provisions and information provided by the Basel Convention Secretariat on the Basel Convention website.

Pursuant to a the phrase “Parties having accepted them” found in Article 17, paragraph 5 of the Basel Convention, it is clear that the Parties intended a “fixed time” approach, regarding entry into force of amendments. Thus three-fourths (3/4) of the Parties that accepted the amendment at COP3, need to deposit their instrument of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance with the Depositary for the amendment to enter into legal force.

82 Parties were present at the Third Conference of Parties (COP3) of the Basel Convention when the ban amendment was accepted by consensus decision. Three- fourths (3/4) of 82 Parties is 61.5, or 62 Parties. Therefore, 62 Parties that were present at COP3 need to deposit their instrument of ratification with the depositary for the ban amendment to enter into force.

Currently 63 Parties have deposited their instrument of ratification of the ban amendment with the depositary. However, of these 63 Parties, 44 of them were present at COP3 when the ban amendment was accepted and adopted. Consequently, 18 additional Parties present at COP3 need to ratify the amendment for its entry into force.

The following 82 Basel Convention Parties accepted the ban amendment at COP3. The second column (right side column) indicates those COP3 Parties that have ratified the ban amendment (March 2008).

82 Parties at COP3

1. Antigua and Barbuda

44 COP3 Parties have ratified the ban amendment

2. Argentina

3. Australia

4. Austria ……………………………………………….YES 1.

5. Bahamas

6. Bangladesh

7. Belgium ……………………………………………

YES

2.

8. Brazil

9. Canada

10. Chile

11. China ………………………………………………

YES

3.

12. Costa Rica

13. Cote d’Ivoire

14. Croatia

15. Cuba

YES 4.

17. Czech Republic ………………………………….…….YES 5.

18. Denmark ………………………………………………YES 6.

16. Cyprus ……………………………….………………

19. Ecuador ………………………………………………

YES

7.

20. Egypt …………………………………………………

YES

8.

21. El Salvador

22. Estonia …………………………………………………YES 9.

23. European Community ………………………

………

YES

10.

24. Finland ………………………………………

……….YES

11.

25. France ………………………………….………….…

YES

12.

26. Germany ……………………………….………….…

YES

13.

27. Greece

28. Guatemala

29. Hungary …………………………………………

……YES

14.

30. Iceland

31. India

32. Indonesia ………………………………………

……

YES

15.

33. Iran (Islamic Republic of)

34. Ireland

35. Israel

36. Italy

37. Japan

38. Jordan ………………………………………………

…YES

16.

39. Kuwait ………………………………………………

YES

17.

40. Latvia ………………………………………………

….YES

18.

41. Lebanon

42. Liechtenstein ………………………………

YES …………

19.

43. Luxembourg …………………………………

YES ………

20.

44. Malawi

45. Malaysia ………………………………

……………….YES

21.

46. Mauritius ………………………………

………………YES

22.

47. Mexico

48. Namibia

49. Netherlands ………………………………

……………YES

23.

50. New Zealand

51. Nigeria …………………………………………

……

YES

24.

52. Norway …………………………………………

……

YES

25.

53. Oman ……………………………………………

…….YES

26.

54. Pakistan

55. Panama ………………………………………

………

YES

27.

56. Peru

57. Philippines

58. Poland ……………………………………………

YES

28.

59. Portugal ……………………………………………

….YES

29.

60. Qatar …………………………………………………

YES

30.

61. Republic of Korea

62. Romania ………………………………………………YES 31.

63. Russian Federation

64. Saint Lucia ……………………………………………YES 32.

65. Saudi Arabia

66. Senegal

67. Seychelles

68. Slovak Republic ………………………………………YES 33.

69. Slovenia ……………………………………………….YES 34.

70. South Africa

71. Spain …………………………………………………

YES

35.

72. Sri Lanka ……………………………………………

YES

36.

73. Sweden ………………………………………………

YES

37.

74. Switzerland …………………………………….……

YES

38.

75. Syrian Arab Republic ………………………….……

YES

39.

76. Trinidad & Tobago …………………………………

YES

40.

77. Turkey …………………………………………………YES 41.

42.

79. United Republic of Tanzania ……………….………….YES 43.

78. United Kingdom

YES

……………………………….

.……

80. Uruguay …………………………………….………….YES 44.

81. Viet Nam

82. Zambia

62 Parties of the above 82 Parties need to ratify the amendment for entry into force. To date, 44 Parties have done so. Therefore, an additional 18 Parties from the COP3 list need to ratify for the amendment for it to enter into legal force. We urge ALL Parties to ratify the Ban Amendment at the earliest possible date! There can be no further excuse to delay.

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