This two-level pattern of the amendment is to be found in many conventional environmental regimes, especially those of a regional character.
The really crucial aspect of the amendment procedure is that which requires
It is characteristic that for the entry into force of amended Barcelona Convention, for which one may express a strong reservation.
How to approach the silence of Art. 22(4) on this matter,
II. REPLACEMENT INSTEAD OF AMENDMENT: A PRACTICAL WAY OUT
The CPs to the Barcelona Convention managed the problem of delay in the amendment procedure by resorting to the process of replacement.
Replacement involves the termination of one conventional instrument and the substitution of another which may reproduce any or many of the terms of the original conventional instrument and which operates as a new instrument.