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Ms. Ellen Hey

Ms. Ellen Hey
Professor of Public International Law
Erasmus School of Law

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Environmental Law
Implementation and Compliance
The Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities
This lecture discusses the content and context of the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.

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Environmental Law
Implementation and Compliance
The Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities
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A. Legal Instruments
Treaty of Versailles, Versailles, 28 June 1919.

Constitution of the International Labour Organization, 1919 (as amended on 1 November 1974).

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva, 30 October 1947, United Nations, Treaty Series, Vol. 55, p. 187.

Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, 16 June 1972.

Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, Paris, 16 November 1972.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Vienna, 22 March 1985, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1513, p. 293.

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, Montreal, 16 September 1987, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1522, p. 3.

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, Basel, 22 March 1989, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1673, p. 57.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, New York, 9 May 1992, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1771, p. 107.  

Convention on Biological Diversity, Rio de Janeiro, 5 June 1992, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1760, p. 79.

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 14 June 1992, in Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (CONF.151/26/Rev.1(Vol.I)), Annex I. 

Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (with final act, annexes and protocol), Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 3.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa, Paris, 14 October 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1954, p. 3.

Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto, 11 December 1997, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2303, p. 148.

International Labour Organization, Convention No. 183 concerning the Revision of the Maternity Protection Convention (Revised), 1952.