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CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
16 . Protocol on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and to the 1992 Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Kiev, 21 May 2003
Not yet in force
:
see article 29 which reads as follows: "1. The Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the sixteenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. 2. Article 2, paragraph 2(e)(iii), shall take effect when thresholds, limits of liability and minimum limits of financial securities for pipelines are set in annexes I and II in accordance with article 24, paragraphs 8 and 9. 3. For the purposes of paragraph 1, any instrument deposited by an organization referred to in article 27 shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by States members of such an organization. 4. For each State or organization referred to in article 27 which ratifies, accepts or approves the Protocol or accedes thereto after the deposit of the sixteenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, the Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit by such State or organization of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.".
Status :
Signatories : 24. Parties : 1. 1
Text :
Doc. ECE/MP.WAT/11-ECE/CP.TEIA/9.
Note :
The above Protocol was adopted on 21 May 2003 by the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Convention of 17 March 1992 on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and the Convention of 17 March 1992 on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents held in Kiev from 21 to 23 May 2003. The Protocol was opened for signature from 21 to 23 May 2003 in Kiev, and will remain open for signature at United Nations Headquarters in New York until 31 December 2003 by States members of the Economic Commission for Europe as well as States having consultative status with the Economic Commission for Europe, pursuant to paragraph 8 of Economic and Social Council resolution 36 (IV) of 28 March 1947, and by regional economic integration organizations constituted by sovereign States members of the Economic Commission for Europe to which their member States have transferred competence in respect of matters governed by the Protocol, including the competence to enter into treaties in respect of these matters.
Participant
Signature
Ratification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Accession(a)
Armenia
21 May 2003
 
Austria
30 Dec 2003
 
Belgium
21 May 2003
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
21 May 2003
 
Bulgaria
21 May 2003
 
Cyprus
21 May 2003
 
Denmark
21 May 2003
 
Estonia
21 May 2003
 
Finland
21 May 2003
 
Georgia
21 May 2003
 
Greece
21 May 2003
 
Hungary
21 May 2003
25 Jun 2004
Latvia
21 May 2003
 
Lithuania
21 May 2003
 
Luxembourg
21 May 2003
 
Monaco
21 May 2003
 
Norway
21 May 2003
 
Poland
13 Jun 2003
 
Portugal
21 May 2003
 
Republic of Moldova
21 May 2003
 
Romania
21 May 2003
 
Sweden
21 May 2003
 
Ukraine
21 May 2003
 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
21 May 2003
 
Declarations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations were made upon ratification,
acceptance, approval or accession.)
Belgium

Declaration made upon signature:
       This signature engages also the Waloon region, the Flemish region, and the Brussels-Capital region.

Denmark

Declaration made upon signature:
       “Both the Faroe Islands and Greeland are self-governing under Home Rule Acts, which implies  inter alia that environmental affairs in general and the areas covered by the Protocol are governed by the right of self-determination.
       Signing by Denmark of the Protocol, therefore does not necessarily mean that Danish ratification will in due course include the Faroe Islands and Greenland.”

End Note
1.For the purpose of entry into force of the [Convention/Protocol] , any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by member States of that Organization.