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Basel Protocol on Liability Ratification József Kelemen Ministry of Environment and Water.

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1 Basel Protocol on Liability Ratification József Kelemen Ministry of Environment and Water

2 AGENDA Addressing Aspects and Obstacles to the Process of Ratification on the basis of the Questionnaire No. 2 2

3 1. To ratify the Protocol on Liability and Compensation Hungary singed the Protocol on Liability and Compensation on We have done no further steps for ratification, acceptance, formal confirmation, approval or accession. 3

4 2. Ratification process of international agreements In Hungary the Ministry of Environment and Water can initiate the ratification process. The final decision will be taken by our Government. 4

5 3. Other requirements for entering into force After ratification we have to publish the Protocol in form of Governmental decree. 5

6 4. Difficulties, concerns and obstacles to ratification There are no legal difficulties. Practical concerns: Financial limits (amounts) for the liability defined in the Annex B to the Protocol might too high, it might result in unacceptable financial burden for our undertakings. We are waiting for the EU recommendation. 6

7 5. Removing the obstacles. We think the obstacles could be removed by amendment of Annex B (?). 7

8 6.What actions could be undertaken See the previous slides. 8

9 Thank you for your attention!


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