Resolution VII.30: Status of Yugoslavia in the Ramsar Convention

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7th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971),
San José, Costa Rica, 10-18 May 1999

1. REFERRING to document Ramsar COP7 DOC. 23 on the status of Yugoslavia in the Convention;

2. NOTING that the Contracting Party ‘The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’ has ceased to exist and has been replaced by five successor states;

3. TAKING INTO ACCOUNT that successor states in general continue to be bound by the treaty obligations of the predecessor state; and

4. ACKNOWLEDGING that three of the successor states to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia are Contracting Parties to Ramsar;

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5. CALLS UPON Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to submit to the Depositary a notification of succession to the Ramsar Convention as the other successor states have done.

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