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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Compliance Procedure: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

Charlotte E Blattner

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 August 2022

International trade — Natural resources — Endangered species — Compliance monitoring in international organizations

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 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (‘CITES’), also known as the Washington Convention, is a multilateral treaty designed to protect animal and plant species from adverse effects to their survival by international trade (Endangered Species, International Protection). The origin of CITES lies in a 1963 resolution by the General Assembly of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (‘IUCN’), now the World Conservation Union (‘WCU’), calling for ‘an international convention on...
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