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Decision 1 (2005) - ATCM XXVIII - CEP VIII, Stockholm

 
SubjectAnnex VI (Liability)
Status
Adopted 17/06/2005. No longer current: D4 (2010)
Category Institutional & legal matters
Topics - Annex VI (Liability)
- Liability
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ANNEX VI ON LIABILITY ARISING FROM ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES TO THE PROTOCOL ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO THE ANTARCTIC TREATY

The Representatives,

Welcoming the adoption of Measure 1 (2005);

Recalling the undertaking in Article 16 of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty;

Recalling Decision 3 (2001) of the XXIVth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting regarding the elaboration of an Annex on the liability aspects of environmental emergencies, as a step in the establishment of a liability regime in accordance with Article 16 of the Protocol;

Decide:

1. to evaluate annually, from the adoption of Annex VI to the Protocol, progress towards its becoming effective in accordance with Article IX of the Antarctic Treaty, and what action may be necessary and appropriate to encourage Parties to approve the Annex in a timely fashion;

2. not later than five years from the adoption of the Annex, in light of the evaluation pursuant to paragraph 1 above, to take a decision on the establishment of a time-frame for the resumption of negotiations, in accordance with Article 16 of the Protocol, to elaborate further rules and procedures as may be necessary relating to liability for damage arising from activities taking place in the Antarctic Treaty area and covered by the Protocol.
Relevant Final Report paragraph126
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