was signed in Bucharest in April 1992, and ratified by all six legislative
assemblies of the Black Sea countries in the beginning of 1994. Also
referred to as "Bucharest Convention", it is the basic framework of agreement
and three specific Protocols, which are:
(1) the control of land-based sources of pollution;
(2) dumping of waste; and
(3) joint action in the case of accidents (such as oil spills).
the implementation of the Convention is managed by the Commission for the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (also sometimes referred to as the Istanbul Commission), and its Permanent Secretariat in Istanbul, Turkey.Signing and ratification of the Convention for the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
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To substantiate the general obligation of the Contracting Parties to prevent, reduce and control the pollution in the Black Sea in order to protect and preserve the marine environment and to provide legal framework for co-operation and concerted actions to fulfil this obligation.