Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Publication - 19 June, 2002
A guide and analysis to assist countries with implementation of the treaty.

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Executive summary: The present paper is intended as an analysis and guide to assist countries with implementation of the POPs treaty, and the development of legislation to address all hazardous substances. The paper provides reference information for the treaty (title and adoption), followed by a section on the process for the treaty’s entry into legal force. Section III addresses the POPs treaty in the context of recent developments in international policy and law in the field of hazardous wastes and chemicals. Section IV covers selected key POPs treaty provisions that warrant special attention when adopting implementing legislation, Section V covers the basic treaty structure, and is followed by Section VI which provides an article-by-article analysis of the specific treaty provisions.

Num. pages: 30