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CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
3 .a Amendment to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
Geneva, 22 September 1995
Not yet in force
:
see 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.".
Status :
Parties : 78
Text :
Doc. UNEP/CHW.3/35.
Note :
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).
Participant
Ratification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Succession(d)
Albania
27 Oct 2005 A
Andorra
23 Jul 1999 A
Argentina
19 Sep 2011
Austria
17 Oct 1999 A
Bahrain
25 Jul 2005
Belgium
20 Jun 2003
Benin
22 Jan 2014
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
31 Mar 2005
Botswana
17 Jun 2004 A
Brunei Darussalam
16 Dec 2002 A
Bulgaria
15 Feb 2000
Chile
12 Aug 2009 A
China
 1 May 2001
Cook Islands
29 Jun 2004
Côte d'Ivoire
24 Sep 2013
Cyprus
 7 Jul 2000 A
Czech Republic
28 Feb 2000 A
Denmark 1
10 Sep 1997 AA
Ecuador
 6 Mar 1998
Egypt
27 Jan 2004
Estonia
 2 Aug 2001
Ethiopia
 8 Oct 2003
European Union
30 Sep 1997 AA
Finland
 5 Sep 1996 A
France
18 Nov 2003 AA
Gambia
 7 Mar 2001
Germany
24 May 2002 A
Ghana
 9 Jun 2005
Greece
12 Jul 2010
Guatemala
26 Dec 2013
Hungary
25 May 2004 AA
Indonesia
24 Oct 2005
Ireland
13 Nov 2009
Italy
 3 Mar 2009
Jordan
 6 Dec 2004 AA
Kenya
 9 Sep 2009 A
Kuwait
12 May 2006
Latvia
18 Dec 2003 A
Lesotho
22 Feb 2012 A
Liberia
16 Sep 2005 A
Liechtenstein
20 May 2003 A
Lithuania
 7 Nov 2003 A
Luxembourg
14 Aug 1997
Malaysia
26 Oct 2001
Malta
12 Dec 2011 A
Mauritius
 9 Nov 2004
Monaco
20 Mar 2013 AA
Montenegro 2
23 Oct 2006 d
Morocco
10 Sep 2004 AA
Netherlands
22 Jan 2001 A
Nigeria
24 May 2004
Norway
16 Jul 1997 A
Oman
17 May 2004
Panama
 7 Oct 1998
Paraguay
28 Aug 1998
Poland
29 Jan 2003 A
Portugal
30 Oct 2000
Qatar
28 Feb 2002
Republic of Moldova
18 Nov 2008 A
Romania
17 Jul 2002 A
Saudi Arabia
10 Jan 2013
Serbia
22 Nov 2002 A
Slovakia
11 Sep 1998 A
Slovenia
 1 Dec 2004
Spain 3, 4
 7 Aug 1997 A
Sri Lanka
29 Jan 1999
St. Lucia
22 Jan 2002
Sweden
10 Sep 1997 A
Switzerland
 7 Nov 2002 A
Syrian Arab Republic
 5 Oct 2004
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
18 Nov 2004
Trinidad and Tobago
12 Jan 2000
Tunisia
26 Oct 1999
Turkey
27 Aug 2003
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 3, 5, 6
13 Oct 1997
United Republic of Tanzania
26 Aug 2002
Uruguay
10 Mar 1999
Zambia
27 Jul 2011
Declarations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations were made upon formal confirmation, ratification,
acceptance, approval, accession or succession.)
Syrian Arab Republic

Declaration:
       ... 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.

End Note
1.With 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.”

2.See 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.

5.On 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom is responsible”.

On 27 November 2002: on behalf of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

On 6 September 2006: on behalf of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

6.On 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 , ... ."