Compliance

According to Article 17 of the Convention, the Conference of the Parties shall develop and approve procedures and institutional mechanisms for determining non-compliance with the provisions of the Convention and for the treatment of Parties found to be in non-compliance. 

To prepare draft procedures on non-compliance for its consideration, the Conference of Parties established an ad hoc open-ended working group on non-compliance that met in April 2006 and April 2007. Further work on the issue was undertaken by the Conference of the Parties at its third, fourth, fifth. sixth and seventh meetings. At its seventh meeting, the Conference of the Parties adopted Decision SC-7/26 on Procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention, in which it:

  1. Noted that the negotiations have not yielded a result and that the draft texts contained in the annex to the present decision are entirely bracketed;
  2. Decided to consider further at its eighth meeting, for adoption, the procedures and mechanisms on compliance required under Article 17 of the Convention;
  3. Invited the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to facilitate intersessional consultations among all parties to promote a policy dialogue on outstanding issues with a view to resolving them in a way that facilitates the possible adoption of the procedures and institutional mechanisms required under Article 17 by the Conference of the Parties at its eighth meeting;
  4. Decided that the draft texts contained in the annex to the present decision shall be the basis for its further work on the procedures and institutional mechanisms at its eighth meeting, bearing in mind that all issues remain outstanding;
  5. Also decided that further work on the procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Convention shall be placed early on the agenda at its eighth meeting.

In a letter dated 21 January 2016, the President of the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, on behalf of the Bureau, invited Parties to the Convention to share, by 15 April 2016, their views on the outstanding issues with a view to resolving them in a way that facilitates the possible adoption of the procedures and institutional mechanisms required under Article 17 by the Conference of the Parties at its eighth meeting.

Views from Parties

 
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CanadaComments from Canada on the procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention4/15/2016151.42 K 
ColombiaLetter from Colombia to the President of COP-84/6/2016 151.69 K
ColombiaComments from Colombia on pending issues relating to the Procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention4/6/201686.8 K 
CubaProcedimientos y mecanismos para el cumplimiento del Convenio de Estocolmo3/29/2016 42.22 K
European UnionProcedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention4/11/201694.12 K 
GuatemalaComments from Guatemala on the procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention4/19/201637.29 K 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)Procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention4/13/201673.5 K 
JapanProcedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention4/26/201636.54 K 
TurkeyProcedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention4/4/201611.01 K 

COP Decisions on Non-compliance

 
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SC-1/14 Non-compliance59 K11.51 K
 
 
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3. Requests the Secretariat to prepare, for submission to the open-ended ad hoc working group, the following:

(a) A compilation of the views and proposals submitted to it pursuant to paragraph 2;

(b) A draft text of procedures and institutional mechanisms on non-compliance under Article 17, reflecting different options and alternatives, on the basis of the views and proposals above and bearing in mind recent developments concerning compliance within multilateral environmental agreements.

Those documents should be made available as soon as practicable but not later than 2 months before the second meeting the Conference of the Parties;

4. Requests the open-ended ad hoc working group to report on its work to the Conference of the Parties at its second meeting, including any recommendations, for consideration by the Conference of the Parties.
SC-2/14 Non-compliance63.5 K12.98 K
 
 
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1. Welcomes the report of the meeting of the open-ended ad hoc working group to consider procedures and institutional mechanisms on non-compliance which was held on 28 and 29 April 2006 in Geneva, 2. Decides, in view of the recommendation contained in the report of the openended ad hoc working group, to convene for a duration of three days immediately prior to the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties a second meeting of the openended ad hoc working group to consider procedures and institutional mechanisms on non-compliance under article 17 of the Convention; 3. Also decides to consider further the matter required under Article 17 of the Convention with the aim of reaching agreement on procedures and institutional mechanisms on non-compliance at its third meeting, if possible; 4. Further decides that the draft text contained in the annex to the report of the meeting of the open-ended ad hoc working group shall be the basis for further work of the open-ended ad hoc working group at its second meeting and subsequent discussion at the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the question of non-compliance;
SC-3/20 Non-compliance100.5 K57.96 K
 
 
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1. Decides to negotiate further and to consider for adoption at its fourth meeting the procedures and institutional mechanisms on noncompliance required under article 17 of the Convention; 2. Decides also that the draft text contained in the annex to the present decision, bearing in mind the proposal of the Chair of the contact group contained in the appendix to the draft text, shall be the basis for its further work on the procedures and institutional mechanisms at its fourth meeting.
SC-4/33Procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention108.5 K110.05 K
 
 
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Recalling Article 17 of the Stockholm Convention,

Mindful that the procedures and mechanisms called for under Article 17 will help address issues of non compliance, including by facilitating assistance and providing advice to Parties facing compliance issues,

SC-5/19Procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention130.5 K7.8 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

1. Decides to consider further at its sixth meeting for adoption the procedures and institutional mechanisms on non compliance required under Article 17 of the Convention;
2. Decides also that the draft text set out in the annex to decision SC-4/33, bearing in mind the proposal of the chair of the contact group set out in the appendix to that annex, shall be the basis for its further work on the procedures and institutional mechanisms at its sixth meeting;

SC-6/24Procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention78.5 K34.25 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties,

Recalling Article 17 of the Stockholm Convention,

Mindful that the procedures and mechanisms called for under Article 17 will help address issues of non-compliance, including by facilitating assistance and providing advice to parties facing compliance issues,

1. Decides to consider further at its seventh meeting for adoption the procedures and mechanisms on non-compliance required under Article 17 of the Convention;

SC-7/26Procedures and mechanisms on compliance with the Stockholm Convention35.29 K76.8 K
 
 
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The Conference of the Parties

Recalling Article 17 of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants,

Mindful that the procedures and institutional mechanisms called for under Article 17 will help address compliance,

 
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