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Regional Workshop aimed at Addressing and Obstacles to the Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL PLANNING. PRESENTATION CIVIL Liability Republic of MACEDONIA Presentation: Sokol Klincarov.

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Regional Workshop aimed at Addressing and Obstacles to the Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and CompensationMINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL PLANNING

PRESENTATION

CIVIL Liability

Republic of MACEDONIA

Presentation: Sokol Klincarov


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CIVIL LIABILITY Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Liable subjects for the damage caused according to domestic law:

  • The new Low on waste does not cover Liability issues in case of accident.

  • Does not exist Low on hazardous wastes

  • The Law on environment generally defined and specified the obligations of the entities responsible for the accident.

  • According the Low on transport of hazardous goods, liable subjects for the damage caused is: transporter


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CIVIL LIABILITY Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Covered types of damage

  • Personal injury

  • Damage to property

  • Damage to the environment


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CIVIL LIABILITY Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Relevant institutions for the enforcement of liability (Low on transport of hazardous goods):

  • Ministry of interior affairs,

  • Ministry of transport and communication,

  • Ministry of health and

  • Ministry of environment and physical planning


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CIVIL LIABILITY Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Nature of the liability

  • Regarding the existing current legal base, fault based liability could be applicable


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CIVIL LIABILITY Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Financial limits to the liability

  • (Law on transport of hazardous goods)

  • Minimum financial limit is 2.5 average salaries on national level

  • Maximum financial limit is 100 average salaries on national level

  • (Law on environment)

  • Minimum financial limit is 8 average salaries on national level

  • Maximum financial limit is 40 average salaries on national level


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CIVIL LIABILITY Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Gaps in the liability legislation

  • No any aspects from the Basel Convention and the Annexes incorporated in the existing Laws, even approximated to the European Legislation.


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RATIFICATION Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • In the last two years almost all activates in the Ministry of environment have been focused on the preparing stage in EU application.

  • Initiative entity regarding ratification processes is Ministry of Environment and physical planning as a competent authority


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RATIFICATION Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Ratification process

  • Ministry of foreign affairs has a leading role during the entirety of the ratification process

  • The Government of the Republic of Macedonia has to be consulted and the issue of the ratification will be discused and addopted

  • Final decision will be taken on the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, as a constitutional body.


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RATIFICATION Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Requirements following ratification

  • Cost benefit analyses should be made as well as assesment of the institutional capacities for the implementation


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RATIFICATION Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Difficulties, concerns and obstacles to ratification of the Protocol

  • Usually those are on a practical level

  • Other priorities


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RATIFICATION Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Removing difficulties, concerns and obstacles

  • Streinghtening the public administration capacities

  • Improving the competent institutions


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RATIFICATION Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Support of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention for the ratification of the Protocol

  • Support the development and streightening of the capacitates in the practice


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FINANCIAL LIMITS and INSURANCE Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Difficulties with the minimum limits of liability specified in paragraph 2 of Annex B of the Protocol

  • Up to now the limits of liability specified in paragraph 2 have not considered


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FINANCIAL LIMITS and INSURANCE Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Need to establish financial limits on a higher level tan the ones specified in paragraph 2 of Annex B of the Protocol

  • No, even established financial limits may should be reduced


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FINANCIAL LIMITS and INSURANCE Process of Ratification of or Accession to the Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

  • Insurance solutions available to cover the liability specified in paragraph 2 of Annex B of the Protocol

  • Yes, trough an a arrangements with the local insurance companies

  • No private insurence sectors have been consulted in this regards


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