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22 countries sign new Protocol on Civil Liability

Published: 21 May 2003

On the occasion of the fifth Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" in Kiev, Ukraine, 22 countries signed the new Protocol on Civil Liability and Damage Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters to the UNECE Conventions on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents and on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Waters and International Lakes.

These countries are:

Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Rainer ENDERLEIN

UNECE Environment and Human Settlements Division
Palais des Nations
CH - 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 23 73 or +41 (0) 22 917 24 63
Fax: +41 (0) 22 907 01 07
E-mail: rainer.enderlein@unece.org
francesca.bernardini@unece.org

Mr Sergiusz LUDWICZAK
UNECE Environment and Human Settlements Division
Palais des Nations
CH - 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Phone: +41 (0) 22 917 31 74
Fax: +41 (0) 22 907 01 07
E-mail: sergiusz.ludwiczak@unece.org

Web site: http://www.unece.org/env/civil-liability/welcome.html

Ref; ECE/ENV/04/P15


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