CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
3aAmendment to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their DisposalGeneva, 22 September 19955 December 2019, in accordance with article 17(5) of the Convention which reads as follows: "Instruments of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance of amendments shall be deposited with the Depositary. Amendments adopted in accordance with paragraphs 3 or 4 [of article 17 of the Convention] shall enter into force between Parties having accepted them on the ninetieth day after the receipt by the Depositary of their instrument of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance by at least three-fourths of the Parties who accepted them or by at least two thirds of the Parties to the protocol concerned who accepted them, except as may otherwise be provided in such protocol. The amendments shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after that Party deposits its instrument of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance of the amendments".5 December 2019, No. 28911Parties99<a href="/doc/source/docs/UNEP_CHW.3_35-E.pdf" target="_blank">Doc. UNEP/CHW.3/35</a>.By decision III/1, of 22 September 1995, the Third meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the above Convention, which took place in Geneva from 18 to 22 September 1995, adopted an Amendment to the Convention (including the adoption of Annex VII).
ParticipantRatification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Succession(d)Albania27 Oct 2005 AAlgeria 3 Jul 2017 Andorra23 Jul 1999 AAntigua and Barbuda23 Sep 2016 Argentina19 Sep 2011 Austria17 Oct 1999 ABahrain25 Jul 2005 Belgium20 Jun 2003 Benin22 Jan 2014 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)31 Mar 2005 Botswana17 Jun 2004 ABrunei Darussalam16 Dec 2002 ABulgaria15 Feb 2000 Chile12 Aug 2009 AChina 1 May 2001 Colombia10 Jun 2014 Congo 2 Sep 2014 Cook Islands29 Jun 2004 Costa Rica21 Nov 2019 C˘te d'Ivoire24 Sep 2013 Croatia 6 Sep 2019 Cyprus 7 Jul 2000 ACzech Republic28 Feb 2000 ADenmark<superscript>1</superscript>10 Sep 1997 AAEcuador 6 Mar 1998 Egypt27 Jan 2004 El Salvador 7 Dec 2015 Estonia 2 Aug 2001 Ethiopia 8 Oct 2003 European Union30 Sep 1997 AAFinland 5 Sep 1996 AFrance18 Nov 2003 AAGambia 7 Mar 2001 Germany24 May 2002 AGhana 9 Jun 2005 Greece12 Jul 2010 Guatemala26 Dec 2013 Guinea 6 Feb 2017 Hungary25 May 2004 AAIceland 4 Apr 2018 Indonesia24 Oct 2005 Iran (Islamic Republic of)12 Jan 2016 Ireland13 Nov 2009 Italy 3 Mar 2009 Jamaica29 Sep 2015 Jordan 6 Dec 2004 AAKenya 9 Sep 2009 AKuwait12 May 2006 Latvia18 Dec 2003 ALebanon13 Oct 2017 ALesotho22 Feb 2012 ALiberia16 Sep 2005 ALiechtenstein20 May 2003 ALithuania 7 Nov 2003 ALuxembourg14 Aug 1997 Malawi 1 Aug 2017 Malaysia26 Oct 2001 Maldives19 Jun 2017 Malta12 Dec 2011 AMauritius 9 Nov 2004 Monaco20 Mar 2013 AAMontenegro<superscript>2</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dMorocco10 Sep 2004 AANamibia31 Aug 2018 ANetherlands22 Jan 2001 ANiger 5 Nov 2015 AANigeria24 May 2004 North Macedonia18 Nov 2004 Norway16 Jul 1997 AOman17 May 2004 Panama 7 Oct 1998 Paraguay28 Aug 1998 Peru30 Mar 2015 APoland29 Jan 2003 APortugal30 Oct 2000 Qatar28 Feb 2002 Republic of Moldova18 Nov 2008 ARomania17 Jul 2002 ASaudi Arabia10 Jan 2013 Serbia22 Nov 2002 ASeychelles15 Jul 2015 ASierra Leone15 Jun 2020 Slovakia11 Sep 1998 ASlovenia 1 Dec 2004 South Africa24 Jun 2016 Spain<superscript>3,4</superscript> 7 Aug 1997 ASri Lanka29 Jan 1999 St. Kitts and Nevis29 Aug 2019 St. Lucia22 Jan 2002 Sweden10 Sep 1997 ASwitzerland 7 Nov 2002 ASyrian Arab Republic 5 Oct 2004 Trinidad and Tobago12 Jan 2000 Tunisia26 Oct 1999 Turkey27 Aug 2003 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>3,5,6</superscript>13 Oct 1997 United Republic of Tanzania26 Aug 2002 Uruguay10 Mar 1999 Zambia27 Jul 2011
Declarations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations were made upon formal confirmation, ratification,acceptance, approval, accession or succession.)Syrian Arab RepublicDeclaration:... 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.1With a reservation for the application to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.Subsequently, on 15 April 1998, the Government of Denmark informed the Secretary-General of the following: “....the reservation for the application of the Amendment to Greenland is hereby lifted.”2See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.3 On 11 April 2013, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland informed the Secretary-General that: "… the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland wishes the United Kingdom’s ratification of the Convention as amended be extended to the territory of Gibraltar for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible. The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland considers the extension of the aforesaid Convention as amended to Gibraltar to take effect on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of this notification ..."4 On 1 November 2013, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Spain the following communication with regard to the Territorial Application by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Gibraltar: 1. Gibraltar is a Non-Self-Governing Territory for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom is responsible and which is subject to a process of decolonization in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly. 2. The Gibraltarian authorities are local in character, and exercise competences exclusively over internal affairs that originate in and are based on the powers allocated to and conferred on them by the United Kingdom, in accordance with its domestic legislation and in its capacity as the sovereign State upon which depends the said Non-Self-Governing Territory. 3. Consequently, any involvement by the Gibraltarian authorities in the implementation of this Convention shall be understood to take place exclusively within the framework of the internal affairs of Gibraltar and shall not be considered to affect in any way the content of the two preceding paragraphs. 4. The procedure envisaged in the Arrangements relating to Gibraltar authorities in the context of Mixed Agreements, which was agreed by Spain and the United Kingdom on 19 December 2007 (together with "Agreed Arrangements relating to Gibraltar authorities in the context of European Union and European Community Instruments and Related Treaties" of 19 April 2000) applies to the present Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel, 22 March 1989) and to the Amendment to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal(Geneva, 22 September 1995). 5. The implementation of the present Convention and the Amendment thereto in Gibraltar cannot be interpreted as recognition of any rights or situations involving matters not included in Article 10 of the Treaty of Utrecht of 13 July 1713, signed by the crowns of Spain and Great Britain.5On behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the British Antarctic Territory.Further, on 12 December 2001, the Government of the UnitedáKingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland informed the Secretary-General that “the amendment shall extend to the Isle of Man for whose international relations the Government of the UnitedáKingdom is responsible”.On 27 November 2002: on behalf of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.On 6 September 2006: on behalf of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.6On 14 September 2007, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland informed the Secretary-General that it "wishes the United Kingdom's Ratification of the Amendment ... to be extended to Jersey for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible. The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland considers the extension of the Amendment to the Convention ... to Jersey to take effect from the date of deposit of this notification , ... ."