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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Compliance Procedures: Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)

Yoshifumi Tanaka

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 December 2021

International environmental law — Treaties, observance

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 The aim of multilateral environmental agreements (‘MEAs’) (Environment, Multilateral Agreements) is to safeguard the common interests of the Contracting Parties in environmental protection. Hence there appears to be room to consider that the obligations under an MEA are regarded as obligations that a State party to the agreement owes to all the other States parties to the agreement, that is, obligations erga omnes partes (Obligations erga omnes) (Treves, 2009, 513; Scott, 2016, 414). It can be said that the compliance procedures which will be examined in this...
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