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International Environmental Law
The Persistent organic Pollutants s Protocol to the Convention on Long-Range Trans boundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) should be ratified as an Article II treaty
The United States’ executive branch should obtain the advice and consent of two-thirds of the Senate to ratify the POPs Protocol to LRTAP, because the necessity for new legislation to make compliance possible renders “ratification” as an executive agreement specious, and further injures our international repute. To improve and preserve our international credibility, ratification should be synonymous with the execution of the agreement being free and clear.