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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Compliance Procedure: Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea

Evangelos Raftopoulos

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 October 2023

Environmental disputes — Marine environment, protection

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 This entry will focus on compliance in the framework of the Barcelona Convention system (‘BCS’) as a key controlling aspect of its relational governance. The BCS (Raftopoulos, 1993, 57; Scovazzi, 2012, 96) builds a characteristic conventional environmental regime of international common interest (‘ICI’) (Marine environment protection compliance procedures). As such it consists of a framework convention, the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (1976, as amended on 10 June 1995) and its...
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