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 hereby proclaimed as follows:
1. Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the “Basel Protocol Ratification Proclamation No. 357/2003.
2. Ratification of the Basel Protocol
The Basel Protocol Adopted on 10th December, 2000 is here by ratified.
3. 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.
4. 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
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA