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Basel Protocol Ratification Proclamation No. 357-2003

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PROCLAMATION NO. 357/2003

 

A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE BASEL

PROTOCOL

WHEREAS, the Fifth Meeting of the conference of the parties to the Basel

Convention, held on 10th  December, 2000, adopted the Protocol on Liability and Compensation Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal;

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia ratified the Basel Protocol at its session held on the 3rd day of July, 2003;

          NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is herby proclaimed as follows:

 

  1. Short Title

         

This Proclamation may be cited as the “Basel Protocol Ratification Proclamation No. 357/2003.

 

  1. Ratification of the Basel Protocol

 

The Basel Protocol Adopted on 10th  December, 2000 is here by ratified.

  1. Responsibility of the Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is hereby authorized to take, in cooperation with the appropriate Federal, Regional and City Government Organs, actions necessary to implement the Basel Protocol.

 

  1. Effective Date

 

          This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the 3rd day of July, 2003.

 

Done at Addis Ababa, this 3rd day of July, 2003

 

GIRMA WOLDEGIORGIS

 

PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

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