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Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Mar 17, 1992
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001143)
Title abbreviation

Industrial Accidents Convention

Title (French)

Convention sur les effets transfrontières des accidents industriels

Title (Spanish)

Convención sobre los efectos transfronterizos de los accidentes industriales

Title (Other)

Konvention über grenzüberschreitende Auswirkungen von Industrieunfällen

Place of adoption
Helsinki
Depository
UN United Nations
Language
English, French, Russian
Entry into force
Apr 19, 2000
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Data collection/reporting Liability/compensation Technology transfer Research Nuclear energy EIA Transboundary effects Transport/storage Access-to-information Public participation Risk assessment/management Hazardous substances Early warning system/emergency intervention system Marine pollution Dispute settlement Oil pollution Monitoring Radioactive pollution
Abstract

Objectives: To enhance individual and collective national responsibility and capacity in the prevention and control of industrial accidents, as well as the trans-boundary effects of such accidents with a view to protecting human life and environmental safety.

Summary of provisions: Article 1 defines important terms used in the Convention, such as: industrial accident, hazardous activity and trans-boundary effects. Nuclear accidents or radiological emergencies, accidents at military installations, dam failures, accidental release of genetically modified organisms, spills of oil and other harmful substances at sea are not covered by the Convention (art. 2). Article 3 enumerates the general obligations of the Parties, such as the protection of human beings and the environment, and the taking of legal and policy measures necessary for the prevention of industrial accidents (art. 3). Parties undertake to consult with (art. 4), inform (art. 6), cooperate with, and share in assistance mutually with one another, in the enhancement of preparedness for coping with industrial accidents with trans-boundary effects (arts. 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15 and 16).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)

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