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1 Basel Protocol Ratification Ms. Alena MÁTEJOVÁ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Warsaw, January 2006

2 Two points of ratification procedure in the Slovak Republic International aspect of ratification procedure Internal aspect of ratification procedure

3 International aspect The Basel Protocol - elaborated in accordance with Article 12 of the Basel Convention

4 Article 12 of the Basel Convention The parties shall co-operate with a view of adopting, as soon as practicable, a protocol setting out appropriate rules and procedures in the field of liability and compensation for damage resulting from the transboundary movement and disposal of hazardous wastes and other wastes

5 The Basel Convention – the Slovak Republic Contracting party of the Basel Convention The former Czechoslovakia acceded to the Convention on 24 July 1991 The Slovak Republic - Notification of succession on 28 May Effective retroactively from 1 st January 1993

6 Basel Protocol Adopted in 1999 Subject to ratification acceptance or approval by States and to formal confirmation or approval by regional economic integration organizations Has not yet entered into force 20 ratifications required for entry into force

7 Basel Protocol – the Slovak Republic Not signed the Basel Protocol Procedure under Article 28 para 1 of the Basel Protocol

8 Article 28 Para 1 of the Basel Protocol Accession The Protocol shall be opened for accession by any states and by any regional economic integration organization Party to the Basel Convention which has not signed the Protocol

9 Instrument of accession Shall be deposited with the Depositary – the Secretary - General of the United Nations

10 Internal aspect of ratification procedure Under the Constitution of the Slovak Republic the President negotiates and ratifies international treaties, inter alia. The President has delegated the negotiating of international treaties to the Government of the Slovak Republic or, upon the consent of the Government, to its individual members (the Ministers)

11 Types of international treaties: Presidential treaties Governmental treaties Departmental treaties

12 Presidential treaties (1) International treaties on human rights and fundamental freedoms International political treaties International treaties of a military character International treaties from which a membership of the Slovak Republic in international organizations arises International economic treaties of a general character International treaties for whose exercise a law is necessary International treaties which directly confer rights or impose duties on natural persons or legal persons

13 Presidential treaties (2) The approval with the international treaty by the National Council of the Slovak Republic before ratification by the President of the Slovak Republic is required for the validity treaties above mentioned

14 Governmental treaties The President of the Slovak Republic has delegated such treaties to the Government of the Slovak Republic The approval is not required by the National Council of the Slovak Republic

15 Departmental treaties The President of the Slovak Republic has delegated such treaties to the Government of the Slovak Republic and upon the consent of the Government, to its individual members (the Ministers) The validity of international treaties does not require the approval of the National Council of the Slovak Republic and the Government of the Slovak Republic

16 Drafting of international treaties Drafting of international treaties including the liability for whole domestic ratification procedure belong to the competence of each relevant authorities in the Slovak Republic – the ministries and the central state authorities, laying down by the Jurisdictional code

17 Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic Has the leading role during whole ratification procedure of the Basel Protocol on Liability As a general sponsor, the Ministry shall initiate and prepare a draft for the Government of the Slovak Republic The draft has to be consulted with each of the ministries and the central authorities of the Slovak Republic by public procedure

18 Accession procedure If the Government of the Slovak Republic approves the proposal of accession, the National Council of the Slovak Republic shall express their consent The President of the Slovak Republic shall sign the accession instrument

19 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic The signature of accession instrument by the President of the Slovak Republic The deposit of accession instrument to the Secretary- General of the United Nations The publication of notification after the Protocol coming into force

20 Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic Shall adopt all appropriate measures required by the Protocol

21 Basel Protocol Thank you for your attention address:


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