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Prior Informed Consent and Advanced Informed Agreement procedures provide for the regulation of international exchange of resources or products that could have adverse effects on human health and the environment. Such exchange may not proceed without the informed agreement or consent of, or contrary to the decision of, the competent authority in the recipient country. (Source: InforMEA glossary)

States shall provide prior and timely notification and relevant information to potentially affected States on activities that may have a significant adverse transboundary environmental effect and shall consult with those States at an early stage and in good faith. (Rio Principle 19)

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prior informed consent
предварительное согласие
consenso previa información
موافقة مسبقة عليمة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with consentement suite à information

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with consentement suite à information. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention sur la diversité biologique
Convention de Bâle
Convention de Stockholm
Protocole de Cartagena
Protocole de Nagoya
Convention de Rotterdam
Protocole « déchets dangereux »
Convention de Minamata sur le mercure


Prior Informed Consent Procedure

Prior Informed Consent in International Environmental Law