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Title: Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Alternative Title(s): Basel Convention
Available From: http://www.basel.int/text/con-e-rev.pdf
Conclusion Date: 1989-03-22
Entry Into Force Date: 1992-05-05
Description: This international convention creates a framework for controlling the movement of hazardous wastes across international borders. "A central goal of the Basel Convention is "to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects resulting from the generation, management, transboundary movements and disposal of hazardous and other wastes." (Introduction, Basel Secretariat.) The site includes ratification information, rules of procedure, and explanatory leaflets.
The text is available in HTML (English, French, Spanish) and PDF (all six languages).
Legal Citation: 1673 UNTS 126; 28 ILM 657 (1989)
Amended By: Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
EISIL Categories: Home > International Environmental Law > Hazardous Materials & Activities
Keywords: hazardous material
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: UNEP
Site Administrator: Secretariat of the Basel Convention
sbc@unep.ch


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