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91 (V). Environmental law

The Governing Council,

Recalling the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, 40/

Desiring, to promote the further development of international law related to the protection of the environment,

Desiring also to develop further the relevant principles contained in the Declaration as they relate to liability for pollution and other environmental damage and compensation for such damage,

Bearing in mind its decisions 35 (III) of 2 May 1975 and 66 (iv) of 13 April 1976,

Noting the report of the Group of Experts on Liability for Pollution and Other Environmental Damage and Compensation for Such Damage, 41/

Requests the Executive Director to:

(a) convene as soon as possible a small working group on environmental law, composed of government experts, to examine and further pursue, inter alia, the work undertaken in accordance with Governing Council decision 66 (IV);

(b) Recommend to the group topics for study during the period from 1977 to 1979, taking into account and reviewing, inter alia, the conclusions contained in the report of the Group of Experts on Liability for Pollution and Other Environmental Damage and Compensation for Such Damage;

(c) Actively assist the work of the Group, in particular by taking into account the work and schedule of meetings of the Intergovernmental working Group of Experts on Natural Resources Shared by Two or More States;

(d) Submit a progress report to the Governing Council at its sixth session.

75th meeting 25 14a 1977