Mediterranean

Mediterranean 95 Mediterranean The Recent Developments in the "Barcelona System" for the Protection of the Mediterranean against Pollution On 10 June 1995 an intergovernmental conference adopted in Barcelona three new texts which improve the existing system for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution. By these new instruments the "Barcelona system"2 has been adapted to the recent evolution of international law in the field of the protection of the environment, as embodied, on the world scale, in the documents adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro 1992). The new texts adopted in Barcelona, which will be hereunder reviewed only in their main aspects, are: (a) the amendments to the Convention on the Protection of the Mediterra- nean Sea against Pollution (Barcelona 1976);3 (b) the amendments to the Protocol for the Prevention of the Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft (Barcelona 1976); (c) a new Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean, which is intended to replace the previous protocol concerning Mediterranean specially protected areas (Geneva 1982).4 Besides the convention and the two above-mentioned protocols, the "Barcelona system" today also includes: 96 (d) the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law Brill

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 1996 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0927-3522
eISSN
1571-8085
D.O.I.
10.1163/157180896X00410
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Abstract

95 Mediterranean The Recent Developments in the "Barcelona System" for the Protection of the Mediterranean against Pollution On 10 June 1995 an intergovernmental conference adopted in Barcelona three new texts which improve the existing system for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution. By these new instruments the "Barcelona system"2 has been adapted to the recent evolution of international law in the field of the protection of the environment, as embodied, on the world scale, in the documents adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro 1992). The new texts adopted in Barcelona, which will be hereunder reviewed only in their main aspects, are: (a) the amendments to the Convention on the Protection of the Mediterra- nean Sea against Pollution (Barcelona 1976);3 (b) the amendments to the Protocol for the Prevention of the Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft (Barcelona 1976); (c) a new Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean, which is intended to replace the previous protocol concerning Mediterranean specially protected areas (Geneva 1982).4 Besides the convention and the two above-mentioned protocols, the "Barcelona system" today also includes: 96 (d) the

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The International Journal of Marine and Coastal LawBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1996

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