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Table of main legal documents of the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

Table of Main Legal Documents

Document Name Date & Place of Signature Signatories Ratification In force Notes and additional information
  Legal Documents        
    pdf | html The Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution 22-Apr-1992, Bucharest, Romania BG, GE, RO, RU, TR, UA (all countries) 23-02-1993(BG), 1-09-1993 (GE), 10-11-1993(RO), 16-11-1993 (RU), 29-03-1994(TR), 14-04-1994(UA) yes see Convention page
    pdf | html Protocols to the Convention 22-Apr-1992, Bucharest, Romania BG, GE, RO, RU, TR, UA (all countries) 23-02-1993(BG), 1-09-1993 (GE), 10-11-1993(RO), 16-11-1993 (RU), 29-03-1994(TR), 14-04-1994(UA) yes see Convention Protocols page
    pdf | html LBSA Protocol (2009) 7-Apr-2009, Sofia, Bulgaria, Ministerial Meeting/Diplomatic Conference BG, GE, RO, RU, TR, UA (all countries) Currently ongoing. Ratified by GE (September 24, 2009) as per 06 Apr 2009. no entry into force according to Art. 20 of Conv.)
   
Document as signed: pdf | html
Corridenda proposed by Romania pdf | html
Black Sea Biodiversity and Landscape Conservation Protocol to the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
14-Jun-2002, Ministerial Meeting, Sofia, Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine signed on 14-Jun-2002, Georgia signed on 17-Apr-2009 at the Ministerial Meeting Diplomatic Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria Ratified by Turkey (12 Aug 2004), Bulgaria (13 Oct 2004), Ukraine (22 Feb 2007). Georgia (22 Sep 2009). The Protocol is has entered into force on the 20th June 2011, following the deposition of the fourth ratification instrument by Ukraine on the 21st April, 2011. yes 18 Articles, 4 Annexes
    pdf | html Strategic Action Plan for the Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation of the Black Sea 2009 07-Apr-2009, Sofia, Bulgaria, Ministerial Meeting/Diplomatic Conference BG, GE, RO, RU, TR, UA (all countries)   yes implementation dates updated at the Ministerial Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, June 2002
    pdf | html Strategic Action Plan for the Rehabilitation and Protection of the Black Sea 1996 (updated on 17 April 2009 with the adopted Strategic Action Plan for the Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation of the Black Sea) 31-Oct-1996, Istanbul, Turkey, Meeting of the Ministers of Environment of the Black Sea countries BG, GE, RO, RU, TR, UA (all countries)   replaced by SAP 2009  
    doc | html Contingency Plan to the Protocol on Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Black Sea by Oil and Other Harmful Substances 06-Apr-2009, Sofia, Bulgaria, 20th Meeting of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution   does not require ratification pending adoption by UA and RU  
    zip | html Contingency Plan Annexes 06-Apr-2009, Sofia, Bulgaria, 20th Meeting of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution   does not require ratification pending adoption by UA and RU  
  Drafts        
    pdf | html Draft Strategic Action Plan for the Black Sea Biodiversity Conservation Protocol          
    pdf | html Draft Legally Binding Document (LBD) for Fisheries and Conservation of the Living Resources of the Black Sea          
  Memoranda of Understanding        
    pdf | html Memorandum of Understanding with ICPDR 26-Nov-2001     yes  
    doc | html Memorandum of Understanding with EEA 23-May-2003     yes  
    doc | html Memorandum of Cooperation with ACCOBAMS 14-Jun-2002     yes  
    pdf | html Memorandum of Understanding No 382381 ASOS with EC JRC (on joint activities for the assessment of the state of the Black Sea marine environment) 05-Jan-2007     yes  
    pdf | html Memorandum of Understanding with GISP - Global Invasive Species Programme 01-Nov-2006     yes  
    pdf | html Memorandum of Understanding On the Development of Regional Activity on Marine Litter in the Black Sea within the framework of the Strategic Action Plan on Rehabilitation and Protection of the Black Sea       yes  
    pdf | html Agreement of Cooperation with IMO       yes  
  Declarations        
    pdf | html Odessa Declaration, 1993 7-Apr-1993        
    pdf | html Sofia Declaration, 2002  14-Jun-2002        
    pdf | html Bucharest Declaration, 2007 23-Feb-2007        
    pdf | html Sofia Declaration, 2009 17-Apr-2009        
  Operational Documents of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution        
    pdf | html Interim Financial Rules Governing the Programme of Actions Undertaken Within the Framework of the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution       yes  
    pdf | html Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities       yes  
    pdf TR EN| html TR EN Headquarters Agreement published in Official Gazette dated 7 August 2003/Decision No 5925     yes  
    pdf | html Information Policy of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution          
    pdf | html Rules of Procedure of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution          
    pdf | html Regulations For The Staff Of The Secretariat Of The Commission On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution          
    pdf | html Rules For The Application, Nomination And Appointment Of The Secretariat Official Staff          
    pdf | html Staff TORs