Implementation and compliance committee

The Minamata Convention on Mercury establishes, under its article 15, an Implementation and Compliance Committee as a subsidiary body of the Conference of the Parties. The objective of the Committee is to promote the implementation of, and review compliance with, all the provisions of the Convention.

The first meeting will take place virtually on 7 and 8 June 2021. The current members of the Implementation and Compliance Committee elected at COP3 are:


  • Hanitriniaina Liliane Randrianomenjanahary (Madagascar)
  • Mohamed Abdoulai Kamara (Sierra Leone)
  • Christopher Kanema (Zambia)

Asia and the Pacific: 

  • Haijun Chen (China)
  • Itsuki Kuroda (Japan)
  • Ahmad Al Qatarneh(Jordan)

Central and Eastern Europe: 

  • Dubravka Marija Krekovic (Croatia)
  • Svetlana Bolocan (Moldova)
  • Claudia Sorina Dumitru (Romania)

Latin America and the Caribbean:

  • Paulina Riquelme (Chile)
  • José Antonio Piedra Montoya (Ecuador)
  • Arturo Gavilan García (Mexico)

Western Europe and Others: 

  • Janine van Aalst (Netherlands)
  • Karoliina Anttonen (Finland)
  • Gene Smilansky (United States of America)

At its third ordinary meeting, the Conference of the Parties re-elected 10 members from among the first members of the Committee for one term, and elect 5 new members for two terms. The Conference of the Parties shall, at each ordinary meeting thereafter, elect for two terms new members to replace those members whose period of office is about to expire.

Second meeting of the Implementation and Compliance Committee, 3-4 June 2019, Geneva

The Implementation and Compliance Committee will hold its second meeting from 3 to 4 June 2019 in Geneva.

  • Download the provisional agenda of the meeting in word or pdf

First meeting of the Implementation and Compliance Committee, 29-30 May 2018, Geneva

The Implementation and Compliance Committee held its first meeting from 29 to 30 May 2018 in Geneva. At that meeting, members of the Committee elaborated rules of procedure, which as per article 15, paragraph 5 of the Minamata Convention, will be forwarded for consideration and approval to the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention.

The meeting was preceded by an information-sharing session featuring experience under implementation and compliance mechanisms of other multilateral environmental agreements, including the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the UNECE Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Relevant decisions

MC-2/4 - Rules of procedure for the Implementation and Compliance Committee of the Minamata Convention on Mercury


MC-3/9 - Implementation and Compliance Committee: terms of reference and template for written submissions from parties with respect to their own compliance

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