The Implementation Committee was established by the Executive
Body in 1997 to review compliance by Parties with their obligations
under the protocols to the Convention.
The Committee's work focuses on three main areas:
- it reviews periodically compliance with Parties'
- considers any submission or referral of possible non-compliance
by an individual Party with any of its obligations under a given
- carries out in-depth reviews of specified obligations in an
individual protocol at the request of the Executive Body
The Implementation Committee is not a decision-making
body. It meets twice a year and reports annually
to the Executive Body which makes decisions upon
recommendations by the Committee.
The Committee consists of nine Parties to the Convention, each
elected for a term of two years. The current composition is as
follows: Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Croatia, Germany, Norway, the
Netherlands, Slovenia and Switzerland (chair).
Full text of Decision 1997/2 concerning the Implementation Committee,
its structure and functions and procedures for review of compliance
Information on non-compliance by Spain with the VOC Protocol