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Protocol concerning Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Feb 14, 1982
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000745)
Title (French)

Protocol relatif à la coopération régionale en matière de lutte contre la pollution par les hydrocarbures et autres substances nuisibles en cas de situation critique

Title (Other)

Protokoll über regionale Zusammenarbeit bei der Bekämpfung von Verunreinigungen durch Öl und andere schädliche Substanzen in Notfällen

Place of adoption
Jeddah
Depository
Saudi Arabia
Language
Arabic
Entry into force
Aug 20, 1985
Subject
Sea, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Marine pollution (ship-based sources) Education Data collection/reporting EIA Monitoring Early warning system/emergency intervention system International relations/cooperation Authorization/permit Maritime zone Capacity building Marine pollution
Abstract

Objective: To enhance measures for responding to pollution emergencies on a national and regional basis.

Summary of provisions: The contracting Parties undertake to cooperate in combating pollution by oil and other harmful substances and shall maintain and promote contingency plans (arts. II and X). Any contracting party needing assistance in a marine emergency may request it directly from any other contracting party or through the Centre mentioned below (art. XI). The Parties further undertake to cooperate under the Protocol by exchanging relevant information (arts. V, VI, VII and VIII).

Institutional mechanism: Parties agree to establish a Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre, which shall collect and disseminate to them information concerning matters covered by the Protocol, and assist them in the preparation of laws and regulations, contingency plans and transport procedures, in the transmission of reports concerning marine emergencies and in promoting as well as developing training programmes for combating pollution (art. 111). Each contracting party undertakes to establish and maintain an appropriate authority to fulfil its obligations (art. XII).

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

Link to abstract
TRE00745.rtf
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Website
www.persga.org
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Djibouti
Egypt
Jordan
Palestinian Authority
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sudan
Yemen

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