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Peruvian Environmental Law

Treaties

Treaties

Treaties

Incorporation of international treaties into the Peruvian legal system is ruled by the Constitution. The treaties have to be ratified by the State to become part of the national law.
  
Treaties signed by Peru include the following (chronological order) : 

  • Interamerican Convention for the Protection of the Flora, Fauna and Natural Scenic Beauties of the Countries of America (Washington, 1940). 
  • Convention for the Regulation of Whale Hunting (Washington, 1946). Treaty for Use of the Ultraterrestrial Space Including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies (London, Moscow, Washington, 1967). 
  • Convention for the Regulation of Whale Hunting (Washington, 1946). Treaty for Use of the Ultraterrestrial Space Including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies (London, Moscow, Washington, 1967). 
  • Treaty for the Non Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Washington, 1968). 
  • International Convention for Liability of Damages from the Contamination of Seawaters by Hydrocarbons (Brussels, 1969). 
  • Convention for the Wetlands of International Importance for Habitat of Aquatic Birdlife (Ramsar, 1971). 
  • Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage ( Paris 1972). International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna - CITES (Washington 1973). 
  • Treaty of Amazonian Cooperation (Brasilia, 1978). 
  • Protocol for the Protection of the Environment on the Coastal Zone of the South Pacific (Lima 1981). 
  • Protocol for the Protection of the South Pacific against Contamination from Ground Sources (Quito, 1983). 
  • Protocol for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (Viena, 1985). Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal 1987). 
  • Protocol for the Protection of the Southeast Pacific against Radioactive Contamination (Paipa, 1989). 
  • Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (1989). 
  • Protocol for the Conservation and Administration of the Marine and Coastal Protected. Areas of the Southeast Pacific (Paipa, 1989). 
  • Protocol for the Protection of the Environment on the Antarctic Treaty (Madrid, 1991). United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (New York, 1992). Protection of Biological Diversity (Nairobi, 1992). 
  • The Rio Declaration (Rio de Janeiro, 1992). 
  • Protocol for the Regional Study of the "El Niño" Phenomenon in the Southeast Pacific (Lima, 1992). 
  • International Convention on Nuclear Safety (Paris, 1993). 
  • UN Convention to Combat Desertification (Paris, 1994). 
  • Interamerican Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Marine Turtles (Caracas 1996). 
  • Treaty for the Total Prohibition of Nuclear Tests. (New York, 1996). 
  • Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (Stockholm, 2001).