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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Lomé/Cotonou Conventions

Karin Arts

Subject(s):
International organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Lomé Conventions (1975–2000) and the ‘Cotonou Agreement’ (2000–2020) are the international legal instruments that set out the scope, content, form, and terms for international development cooperation between the European Community/Union (‘EC/EU’) and (at present 78) developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, also referred to as the ACP States. As will be further explained below, the ACP States organized themselves in the ACP Group, which to date (February 2018) consists of 79 States. Cuba is the only State that is a member of the ACP...
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