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 Ratification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The process for ratifying the "Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe"—a proposed constitutional document for the European Union (EU)—will vary from country to country; at least nine member states plan to hold referendums.
The first state to ratify the constitution, Lithuania, did so on 11 November 2004.
To take effect, the constitution must be ratified by all the member states of the EU.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ratification   (276 words)

 Art. 6. Some Main and Unclassified Motions. 39. Ratify
This is a main motion and is used when it is desired to confirm or make valid some action which requires the approval of the assembly to make it valid.
The assembly may ratify only such actions of its officers or committees, or delegates, as it had the right to authorize in advance.
A motion to ratify may be amended by substituting a motion of censure, and vice versa, when the action has been taken by an officer or other representative of the
www.bartleby.com /176/39.html   (134 words)

 Renewing India News: India to Ratify Kyoto Protocol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Union Cabinet decided to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, which calls for time-bound reduction of greenhouse gases, which are responsible for global climatic changes.
New Delhi's decision to ratify the international environmental treaty, which had been opened for signing in 1997, is to dress up for the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg later this month.
To be effective, the protocol has to be ratified by countries that account for at least 55 per cent of the 1990 emissions.
www.renewingindia.org /news1/news_archive/aug/news1_aug_kp.html   (544 words)

 Signs that China could ratify test ban but US, North Korea snub treaty
Signs that China may soon ratify a global nuclear test ban brought some hope to a conference on the 1996 treaty here Wednesday as diplomats urged the United States and North Korea to stop blocking its enforcement.
China is one of 12 countries, including the world's biggest nuclear power the United States, whose refusal to sign or ratify the treaty is preventing it from entering into force.
Under the treaty rules, the 44 nations that had nuclear research or power facilities when it was adopted in 1996 must ratify it.
www.spacewar.com /2003/030903170040.oef5b8pm.html   (634 words)

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 Russia to ratify Kyoto, Canada opts for vote.
The nation had been one of the key voices behind the development of the accord in the early stages, but did not ratify before Johannesburg, which many saw as something of a deadline date for committing to the treaty.
This was proven to not be the case as Deputy Prime Minister Mukhamed Tsikanov announced at the Summit yesterday that the ratification was imminent.
Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister has surprised provincial leaders by announcing that the decision to ratify Kyoto will be put to a parliamentary vote.
www.greenconsumerguide.com /news776.html   (173 words)

The small Baltic state, which joined the EU on 1 May, ratified the document via its parliament - the Seimas - by an overwhelming majority on Thursday (11 November).
Similarly, Italy was expecting to be the first of the member states to ratify the Treaty via its parliament.
Although officials in Brussels are relieved that the first ratification is out of the way and that it is in favour of the Constitution - it is clear that it is only the first step along a lengthy ratification road.
www.euobserver.com /?aid=17736&rk=1   (374 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Russia ready to ratify Kyoto protocol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She said that before the protocol is ratified, the Russian government should carefully estimate the financial consequences of this decision for the Russian economy.
The protocol was dealt a serious blow by the refusal of the United States, the world’s No. 1 greenhouse-gas emitter, to ratify the deal.
Another major global polluter, China, said that it had ratified the Kyoto Protocol, even though it was not bound to because it is considered a developing nation.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/ntr32058.htm   (323 words)

 Canada set to ratify Kyoto Protocol - Bush administration surrounded within NAFTA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mexico, which has already ratified, and Canada will be parties to Kyoto as well as members of NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) and exporters of oil and energy to the US.
However, a recent poll by the David Suzuki Foundation showed that 74% of Canadians wanted the government to meet or do more than Canada's Kyoto target of a 6% reduction against 1990 levels by the end of this decade, which is equivalent to a 18% reduction from today's levels.
President Putin's promise to ratify was reaffirmed in Johannesburg and it is expected that the Russian parliament will pass the necessary legislation in the first half of 2003.
www.foe.org.au /mr/mr_11_12_02.htm   (402 words)

 Iran urged to ratify nuclear test ban treaty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thomas Selzer, the president of the UN preparatory commission on the implementation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), said it would be a logical step as Iran appeared ready to heed other calls on its nuclear programme.
Iran, which denies that it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons, signed the CTBT in September 1996, but has so far failed to ratify the treaty.
The treaty appears likely to collapse as all the countries with nuclear capabilities must ratify it in order for it to come into force, and the United States has indicated that it has no plans to ratify it.
www.spacewar.com /2003/031113155711.s3yynedf.html   (275 words)

 Ethiopia Comes Under Pressure to Ratify Landmine Treaty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ethiopian government is under increasing pressure to ratify an international convention banning the manufacture and use of landmines.
Altogether 141 countries have ratified the convention, which requires states to clear all minefields and destroy their landmine stockpiles within specified deadlines.
"[Ratifying the convention] shows that they have also moved the extra step by ratifying and that they have good faith, and that they report on their transparency."
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 Tama, government differ on tobacco treaty - Framework Convention Alliance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kamulaga, who is also the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA), told the media on arrival from an ITGA annual African regional conference in Kenya that Malawi should not ratify the treaty because by doing so the country will be sending a bad signal to tobacco buyers and adversely affecting the tobacco industry.
“Ratifying the treaty will mean banning advertising and smoking in all public places among several issues that have been highlighted in the FCTC,” Kamulaga said.
According to Kamulaga WHO member countries have a maximum of one month to one year to ratify the treaty.
www.fctc.org /archives/news384.shtml   (420 words)

 Political Status
The 27th Amendment took 203 years to ratify; it was deemed "sufficiently contemporaneous" by Congress and was added to the Constitution in 1992.
Ratifying the ERA in Florida requires a majority vote in the state House and Senate but does not need Bush's signature.
Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, was one of the leaders of the drive to ratify the ERA from 1972-1982.
www.equalrightsamendment.org /status.htm   (6462 words)

 Expert About ra:Ratify
ratify in French is ratifient, ratifions, ratifier, ratifiez.
Qatar had been among the first to ratify the CTBT in recognition of the impact nuclear testing could have on the environment, he said.
The environmental group Greenpeace said the EU's formal decision to ratify should cause Washington to ditch its strategy which, the group claimed, was a gift to the oil industry.
expertsite.biz /dir/ra/ratify.htm   (1347 words)

 Netherlands formally ratify Kyoto.
In order to take full legal effect, the treaty must be ratified by fifty-five states.
The EU hopes to have all member states on board with the agreement by summer of 2002, before the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development.
The Czech Republic and Romania are the other two nations to have currently ratified the protocol, however today’s general EU decision on the matter will see more member states ratify in the near future.
www.greenconsumerguide.com /news483.html   (124 words)

 [SafeClimate] SafeClimate News | Countries move ahead with plans to ratify Kyoto | March 19th, 2002
The BBC also reported that the European Union's Environment Ministers agreed to ratify the treaty, and that ratification by the European Council would likely occur no later than June 1.
Separately, Britain's Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett confirmed that her country would ratify the Protocol, saying that all the necessary documents would be "deposited at the United Nations by June at the latest." (Financial Times, March 8).
Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced their data showing that this past November through January was the warmest such period in recorded U.S. history, going back to 1895.
www.safeclimate.net /newsandlibrary/article_detail.php?id=142   (463 words)

Bill Benson's findings, published in "The Law That Never Was," make a convincing case that the 16th amendment was not legally ratified and that Secretary of State Philander Knox was not merely in error, but committed fraud when he declared it ratified in February 1913.
What follows is a summary of some of the major findings for many of the states, showing that their ratifications were not legal and should not have been counted.
There were 48 states at that time, and three-fourths, or 36, of them were required to give their approval in order for it to be ratified.
www.givemeliberty.org /features/taxes/notratified.htm   (1080 words)

 10/23/01 -- EU Makes its Move to Ratify Kyoto Protocol
The Kyoto Protocol will not take effect until it is ratified by 55 percent of the nations responsible for at least 55 percent of the heat-trapping emissions.
The countries who ratify must reduce emissions of carbon dioxide to an average of 5.2 percent below 1990 levels during the five year period 2008 to 2012.
The Commission says all EU member states should ratify the protocol in time for the United Nations to be notified of their collective action before June 14, 2002.
www.climateark.org /articles/2001/4th/eumamove.htm   (811 words)

 Xbox Addict Asylum - Russia Won't Ratify Kyoto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To come into force, the pact must be ratified by no fewer than 55 countries, accounting for at least 55 percent of global emissions (search) in 1990.
Russia's reluctance to ratify the pact despite its earlier pledge to do so has vexed Kyoto's European and U.N. backers, who warned Moscow that it would lose politically and economically if it fails to ratify Kyoto.
The protocol's proponents see Kyoto as a vital first step in cutting emissions, warning that failure to quickly put it into force would trigger a dangerous, steep rise in greenhouse gas concentrations that would be far more difficult to control in the future.
www.xboxaddict.com /forums/showthread.php?t=46753   (906 words)

 Ratify   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
UK to ratify Kyoto soon, attacks U.S. rejection [CNN]
White House study: U.S. should ratify nuclear test ban treaty [CNN]
Canada will ratify Kyoto Protocol, seek credits [CNN]
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Ratify.html   (90 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Russian lawmakers ratify Kyoto treaty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The pact must be ratified by 55 countries that accounted for at least 55% of global emissions in 1990.
Although presidential economic adviser Andrei Illarionov has fiercely opposed ratifying the pact, Putin vowed to speed up the ratification process in May in return for the European Union's support of Russia's bid to join the WTO.
"By ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, Russia in fact is strengthening its international authority and becoming an ecological leader," Vladimir Grachev, chairman of the Duma's ecology committee, told the chamber before the vote.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/FDCAC7C5-A4C7-4F79-A245-E9BB95F39F48.htm   (445 words)

 Cape voters will be asked to ratify existing debt
The local referendum question, approved by the Town Council Sept. 13, is in anticipation of the statewide referendum question to impose a 1-percent cap on property taxes.
Town Councilors voted to put a local referendum on the Nov. 2 ballot asking Cape Elizabeth citizens to ratify more than $25 million in bonds that were approved either by the Town Council, or by the voters in non-general elections, since 1999.
If the statewide property tax cap initiative passes Nov. 2, and if Cape voters ratify the debt, Cape Elizabeth would be allowed a tax rate of $11.83 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
www.capeelizabeth.com /news/debtvote04.html   (454 words)

 ENB:04:67   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Peru expects to ratify by the end of the year.
Portugal said its objective is to ratify the CCD by year-end.
Mauritania expects to ratify the CCD in November 1995, India by the beginning of 1996, whereas Mali adopted the convention text in November 1994 and expects the ratification to come through any time.
www.iisd.ca /vol04/0467003e.html   (234 words)

 EU presses Russia to ratify Kyoto protocol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The European Commission reiterated Monday its call for Russia rapidly to ratify the Kyoto treaty on greenhouse gases, as Moscow hosted an international conference on climate change.
Kyoto supporters had been hoping to convince Russia, whose agreement is necessary to bring Kyoto into force, to ratify the treaty during the World Conference on Climate Change that Moscow is organising.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the start of the Moscow talks that his country has not yet decided whether it will ratify the 1997 Kyoto treaty.
www.terradaily.com /2003/030929110003.bw0zyf2i.html   (141 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Europe / Putin promises to ratify Kyoto treaty
After forging a deal with the European Union that should ease Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization, Putin said the Kremlin would move rapidly to ratify the 1997 Kyoto agreement on limiting the emissions from power plants and automobiles, which many scientists say contribute to global warming.
Analysts have widely speculated the Kremlin has been resisting EU pressure to ratify Kyoto as a tactic to win better terms from European leaders in WTO talks, which had dragged on for six years.
Putin, in a Kremlin briefing with EU leaders, confirmed that his change of stance on Kyoto was linked to the successful trade talks.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2004/05/22/putin_promises_to_ratify_kyoto_treaty   (870 words)

 Think Globally, Ratify Locally
Canada’s failure to ratify the treaty has surprised and disappointed public health advocates in Canada and abroad.
Contributing to the delay in ratification may be a slowness in the part of provincial governments to signal their support.
“The FCTC would likely already be ratified if those provinces which are quick to express their anger at lack of consultation were as quick to express support when it is asked of them,” said Dr. Kapur.
www.smoke-free.ca /eng_home/news_press_May31-04.htm   (365 words)

Monday, 14 December 1998: UNICEF today congratulated Thailand for being the first Southeast Asian country to ratify the treaty to ban anti-personnel landmines, which kill or maim thousands of people in the region each year, and it urged other nations in the region to follow the Thai example.
Thailand is the 55th country in the world to ratify the treaty, which prohibits the use, production, development, acquisition, sale, stockpiling and transfer of anti-personnel landmines.
Bellamy said it was a positive sign that Cambodia, which is being considered for ASEAN membership, has also signed the landmine treaty and is expected to ratify it.
www.unicef.org /newsline/98pr66.htm   (581 words)

 WRI praises Russia's commitment to ratify Kyoto Protocol
Russia’s commitment to ratify was announced today, the penultimate day of the on-going World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.
The Kyoto Protocol, named after the city where it was negotiated, needs to be ratified by at least 55 parties to the treaty, including rich countries which contribute 55 percent of the world’s output of climate-changing carbon dioxide.
As of Aug. 30, 2002, 89 countries have ratified the Kyoto Protocol, including countries which account for 37.1 percent of carbon dioxide emissions.
newsroom.wri.org /newsrelease_text.cfm?NewsReleaseID=133   (347 words)

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