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Title: Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Alternative Title(s): Basel Protocol
Available From: http://www.basel.int/pub/protocol.html
Conclusion Date: 1999-12-10
Description: The Basel Protocol's objective is to "provide for a comprehensive regime for liability as well as adequate and prompt compensation for damage resulting from the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and other wastes, including incidents occurring because of illegal traffic in those wastes." Introduction. In addition to the protocol's text, the site includes signature information and ratification status, related decisions of the Conference of Parties, and a study on the financial limits of liability.
This site provides the text of the Protocol in PDF.
Legal Citation: UN Doc. UNEP/CHW.1/WG/1/9/2
Amends: Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
EISIL Categories: Home > International Environmental Law > Hazardous Materials & Activities
Home > International Environmental Law > Responsibility & Liability
Keywords: hazardous material
liability
transboundary cooperation
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: Conference of Parties of the Basel Convention
Site Administrator: Secretariat of the Basel Convention
sbc@unep.org


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