Basel Ban Amendment
The 1995 Basel Ban Amendment, A global waste dumping prohibition, has become an international law after Croatia ratified it on September 6, 2019.
Croatia became the 97th country to ratify the ban, which was adopted by the parties to the Basel Convention in 1995, to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes, according to Basel Action Network (BAN).
➢ It will become a new Article in the Convention and will enter into force in the 97 countries after 90 days — on December 5.
1995 Basel Ban Amendment
➢ Adopted by the parties to the Basel Convention in 1995.
➢ To protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes.
➢ The Ban Amendment prohibits all export of hazardous wastes, including electronic wastes and obsolete ships from 29 wealthiest countries of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to non-OECD countries.
➢ Basel Convention — Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal:
1. Opened for signature on 22 March 1989
2. entered into force on 5 May 1992
3. Parties — 187.
➢ It is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs).
➢ It does not address the movement of radioactive waste.