Guidance

Guidance is developed under the authority of the Conference of the Parties with a view to achieving the objectives of preventing and combating illegal traffic.

Guidance on the consequences of illegal traffic

The Implementation and Compliance Committee of the Basel Convention was mandated by the Conference of the Parties to develop guidance on the consequences of illegal traffic as set out in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Article 9 of the Basel Convention. For more information, please click here.

Guidance Elements for Detection, Prevention and Control of Illegal Traffic in Hazardous Waste
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Guidance Elements for Detection, Prevention and Control of Illegal Traffic in Hazardous Waste

Guidance Elements for Detection, Prevention and Control of Illegal Traffic in Hazardous Waste
 In recognition of the importance of the role of national regulatory authorities in preventing illegal traffic, the Conference of the Parties adopted, by its decision VI/16 the “Guidance Elements for the Detection, Prevention and Control of Illegal Traffic in Hazardous Wastes”. 

These Guidance Elements are intended to provide a practical guide to assist enforcement of national laws implementing the Basel Convention. 

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Instruction manual on the prosecution of illegal traffic of hazardous wastes or other wastes
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Instruction manual on the prosecution of illegal traffic of hazardous wastes or other wastes

Instruction manual on the prosecution of illegal traffic of hazardous wastes or other wastes

The Basel Convention Instruction Manual on the Prosecution of Illegal Traffic of Hazardous Wastes or Other Wastes manual was developed on the basis of a mandate from the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention and it was adopted by the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Cartagena, Colombia, 17-21 October 2011). It is intended to provide guidance for those involved in the prosecution of cases of illegal traffic in hazardous and other wastes. Global in scope, it provides practical information that will be particularly relevant for judges and prosecutors in their role in preventing and combating illegal traffic in hazardous and other wastes. The manual seeks to draw upon best practices and provides examples taken from the experience of Parties to the Basel Convention in prosecuting illegal traffic cases.

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Basel Convention Training Manual on Illegal Traffic for Customs and Enforcement Agencies
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Basel Convention Training Manual on Illegal Traffic for Customs and Enforcement Agencies

Basel Convention Training Manual on Illegal Traffic for Customs and Enforcement Agencies

This manual is designed to assist Customs and other enforcement agencies in understanding the provisions of the Basel Convention, and highlights the fundamental role they play in its implementation.

Each Party, having its own legislative structure, has taken its own approach in incorporative the Basel Convention provision into its own legislation. This manual has been drafted in a way that allows Parties to insert their own requirements in it, in order to facilitate its use by Customs officers and enforcement agencies at the national level.

This manual deals with:

  • what is important information for Customs to implement the Convention;
  • what does any enforcement agency need to know about safety when dealing with hazardous waste shipments;
  • what is illegal traffic, and how to detect it; and
  • which are the important detail to consider when investigating and prosecuting waste crimes.
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