Exemptions to the SPAW Protocol under Article 11(2): a Legal Review - Third Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) to the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) in the Wider Caribbean Region. Caracas, Venezuela, 4-8 October 2005

United Nations Environment Programme ; Caribbean Environment Programme (2005-09-07)

In Article 11(2), the STAC is granted power to assess the pertinence of Parties’ exemptions to the Protocol. Such exemptions are to be granted “for scientific, education or management purposes necessary to ensure the survival of the species or to prevent significant damage to forests or crops” and must not “jeopardize the species”. Article 11(2) does not provide clear definitions of these requirements. This review intends to guide the Meeting of the Parties (COP), the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) and Contracting Parties in defining their obligations under Article 11(2)

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