Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter
Short Name: London Dumping Convention
Full Name: Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter
Purpose: environment
Established: 29-Dec-1972
Entered into force: 30-Aug-1975
Type: convention, multi-lateral
Place where established: London, UK
Schedule to expire:
Goals and Objectives: Also known as the "London Dumping Convention" (LDC). The objective of this Convention is to control pollution of the sea by dumping; and to encourage regional agreements supplementary to the Convention; provides more specific categorization of substances and guidelines for the issuance of permits and maintenance of records of all pertinent marine disposal activities. It covers all seas, and all deliberate disposal of wastes other than that incidental to the normal operation of ships.
Related Legislation: [12 Oct 1978] Amendments to Annexes to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter concerning Incineration at Sea. [24 Sep 1980] Amendments to the Annexes to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter.
Internet source: #http://www.imo.org#
Signatories
Country Status Year
Afghanistanratified02-Apr-1975
Antigua and Barbudaratified06-Jan-1989
Argentinaratified11-Sep-1979
Australiaratified21-Aug-1985
Belgiumratified12-Jun-1985
Brazilratified26-Jul-1982
Cambodiaratified02-Jan-1973
Canadaratified13-Nov-1975
Chileratified04-Aug-1977
Chinaratified14-Nov-1985
Congo, D.R. ofratified16-Sep-1975
Côte d'Ivoireratified09-Oct-1987
Croatiaratified23-Sep-1992
Cubaratified01-Dec-1975
Cyprusratified18-Jun-1990
Denmarkratified23-Oct-1974
Egyptratified30-Jun-1992
Finlandratified03-May-1979
Franceratified03-Feb-1977
Gabonratified05-Feb-1982
Germany, Fed. Rep.ratified18-Nov-1977
Greeceratified10-Aug-1981
Hungaryratified05-Feb-1976
Icelandratified24-May-1973
Irelandratified24-May-1973
Italyratified30-Apr-1984
Jamaicaratified22-Mar-1991
Japanratified15-Oct-1980
Jordanratified23-Aug-1973
Kenyaratified07-Jan-1976
Kuwaitratified01-Mar-1973
Lebanonratified15-May-1973
Liberiaratified01-Jan-1973
Libyan Arab Jamahiriyaratified22-Nov-1976
Luxembourgratified21-Feb-1991
Maltaratified28-Dec-1989
Mexicoratified07-Apr-1975
Monacoratified16-May-1977
Naururatified26-Jul-1982
Nepalratified01-Jan-1973
Netherlandsratified02-Dec-1977
New Zealandratified30-Apr-1975
Nigeriaratified19-Mar-1976
Norwayratified04-Apr-1974
Omanratified14-Mar-1984
Papua New Guinearatified11-Mar-1980
Philippinesratified29-Dec-1972
Polandratified23-Jan-1979
Portugalratified14-Apr-1978
Russian Federationratified17-Nov-1975
Seychellesratified29-Oct-1984
South Africaratified07-Aug-1978
Spainratified31-Jul-1974
Surinameratified21-Oct-1980
Swedenratified21-Feb-1974
Switzerlandratified31-Jul-1979
Togoratified21-Nov-1973
Tunisiaratified13-Apr-1976
Ukraineratified09-Apr-1974
United Kingdomratified17-Dec-1975
USA (contiguous states)ratified29-Apr-1974
Yugoslavia, Federal Rep.ratified25-Jun-1976
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