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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Lomé/Cotonou Conventions

Karin Arts

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 July 2021

International organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1The 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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