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Decision 3 (1998) - ATCM XXII - CEP I, Tromsø

 
SubjectLiability Annex to the Environmental Protocol
Status
Adopted 05/06/1998. No longer current: D1 (2011)
Category Environmental protection
Topics - Annex VI (Liability)
- Emergency response
- Liability
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LIABILITY

The Representatives,

Recalling the obligation in Article 16 of the Protocol;

Determined to advance the process leading to full and effective implementation of that Article;

Welcoming the report by the Group of Legal Experts on Liability;

Decide:

1. That the Group of Legal Experts on Liability, by submitting its report, has fulfilled its task and its work is now completed;

2. That the further negotiation of an annex or annexes on liability be undertaken in Working Group I of the ATCM;

3. To this end, deliberations shall continue at ATCM XXIII, taking into account inter alia:
a) the Report of the Group of Legal Experts (XXII ATCM/WP1),
b) the emergency response work undertaken on the basis of Resolution 6 (1998),
c) inputs from SCAR, COMNAP and others on risk assessments, concentrating on facts, data and evaluations with regard to circumstances leading to and types of environmental damage, the financial magnitude of potential damages and the probable costs of response actions and remedial measures under the circumstances of Antarctica,
d) other pertinent inputs;

4. That Working Group I of the ATCM shall seek to elaborate draft texts, based on submission by Parties, for further consideration at ATCM XXIV.
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