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Amendments to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter concerning Settlement of Disputes

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Oct 12, 1978
IUCN (ID: TRE-000756)
Title (French)

Amendements concernant le règlement des différends à la convention sur la prévention de la pollution des mers résultant de l'immersion de déchets

Title (Other)

Änderungen des Übereinkommens über die Verhütung der Meeresverschmutzung durch das Einbringen von Abfällen und anderen Stoffen über die Beilegung von Streitigkeiten

IMO International Maritime Organization
English, French, Russian, Spanish
Sea, Waste & hazardous substances
Transport/storage Marine pollution (dumping at sea) International organization Waste disposal Monitoring Air pollution (stationary sources) Court/tribunal Oil pollution Radioactive waste Navigation Biological agents Dispute settlement Hazardous waste Toxicity/poisoning Authorization/permit Inspection Marine pollution

Objectives: To amend the 1972 Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter in regards of settlement of disputes. Summary of provisions: The amendments were adopted in the framework of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), with a view to adopting procedures for the settlement of disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention. Articles XI, XIV (4) and XV (1) (a) are amended to provide that any dispute between two or more Parties is to be submitted by agreement between the Parties to the International Court of Justice or, upon the request of one of them, to arbitration, if any settlement by negotiation or by other means has not been possible. An Appendix is added to set out the rules for the establishment of an Arbitral Tribunal and for its working procedures.



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