The 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Protocol)—snapshot
The 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Protocol)—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Protocol)—snapshot
  • The 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972
  • Key features of the London Protocol
  • New and emerging issues

Title The 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Protocol)
Parties 50 (December 2017)—see map for details
Adopted 17 November 1996
Entry into force 24 March 2006—it required 26 ratifications to come into force (of which 15 had to come from contracting parties to the London Convention—see Article 25 of the London Protocol)
Full text The 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972
Amendments See IMO list of amendments
Subject Marine conservation and marine pollution

The 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972

The 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Protocol), which came into force in 2006, was agreed to modernise the Convention on the Prevention of