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 practice 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
  • Main differences between the London Convention and the London Protocol
  • Key features of the London Protocol
  • General obligations
  • Dumping of waste or other matter—the ‘reverse’ list
  • Incineration at sea and export of waste
  • Internal waters
  • Exceptions and application
  • Issuance of permits and reporting
  • More...

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

TitleThe 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Protocol)
Parties50 (December 2017)—see map for details
Adopted17 November 1996
Entry into force24 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 textThe 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972
AmendmentsSee IMO list of amendments
SubjectMarine 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 Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Convention).

The London Protocol is a legally separate treaty to the London Convention, but both have the same subject matter which aims to promote the effective control of all sources of marine pollution and to take all practicable steps to prevent pollution of

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