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Regional Convention for the Conservation of the Red Sea and of the Gulf of Aden Environment

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Feb 14, 1982
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000743)
Title (French)

Convention régionale concernant la conservation de l'environnement de la Mer Rouge et du Golf d' Aden

Title (Other)

Regionales Abkommen über den Schutz der Meeresumwelt des Roten Meeres und des Golfs von Aden

Place of adoption
Jeddah
Depository
Saudi Arabia
Language
Arabic
Entry into force
Aug 20, 1985
Subject
Water, Air & atmosphere, Waste & hazardous substances, Sea
Keyword
Enforcement/compliance International relations/cooperation Continental shelf Dispute settlement International organization Monitoring Early warning system/emergency intervention system Marine pollution (dumping at sea) Coastal zone management Marine pollution Fishery management and conservation Data collection/reporting Marine resources management Research Maritime zone Exploration Marine pollution (ship-based sources) Marine pollution (land-based sources) Law reform/harmonization/deregulation Liability/compensation Oil Hazardous substances EIA Oil pollution
Abstract

Objectives: To conserve the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden environment. Summary of provisions: Parties undertake to take all appropriate measures to conserve the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden environment, including prevent, abate and combat marine pollution from all sources (art. III). They are to co-operate in the adoption of protocols for the implementation of this Convention, and with competent international and regional organisations with a view to adopting regional standards for the conservation of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden environment. Specific provisions of the Convention deal with pollution from different sources, including from exploration and exploitation of the bed of the territorial sea, continental shelf and subsoil thereof (art. VII,) and with co-operation in case of pollution emergencies (art. IX). Other provisions provide for, inter alia, co-operation in scientific and technological activities, elaboration and adoption of procedures for civil liability and compensation, and assessment and management of the use of the environment. Institutional mechanisms: A Regional Organisation for the Conservation of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Environment is established, with a Council, a General Secretariat and a Committee for the Settlement of Disputes (art. XVI).

Link to abstract
TRE00743.rtf
Full text
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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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