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legally binding

adjective compulsory, controlled for, controlling, effective, enforceable, final, fully executed, governing, has legal effect, has legal force, imperative, in effect, legally adopted, legally committed, legally compelled, legitimate, mandatory, necessary, obligated for, obligatory, operative, prescribed, required, signed, valid, validated
Associated concepts: contracts, instrument, marriage
See also: valid
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Whether the climate deal should be legally binding has been a major sticking point in the talks, in large part due to the US.
She, however, pointed out that the legally binding agreement was a must to ensure action whether it was intended to reduce carbon emission or facilitate funds to these small island states to meet climatic challenges.
Our only cautionary note is that there is some concern that legally binding prenuptial agreements could lead to one partner benefiting and another being left penniless.
Many people believe, as a matter of fact, that prenuptial agreements are already legally binding in this country but that is not true.
The UK will fail to meet legally binding targets to cut emissions over the next decade without a step-change in making electricity, homes, transport and agriculture greener, it has been warned.
This underlines the importance of having legally binding dispute resolution mechanisms.
The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon urged all countries to formally sign the agreement to start tackling climate change and step up work toward a legally binding treaty this year.
The Prime Minister said: "I am now going to lead a campaign around the world with other countries for the legally binding treaty that is the obvious next stage from this.
We are not in favor of the view that Copenhagen will negotiate a legally binding document to replace the Kyoto Protocol,'' Liu Zhemnin, China's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters at a press conference.
On Wednesday, a tiny island nation in the Pacific -- Tuvalu -- caused a stir by getting the proceedings suspended over its demand for a legally binding treaty tougher than the Kyoto Protocol.
NEW DELHI: India will set its own targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but will resist legally binding demands imposed from outside, a minister told a newspaper published Thursday.
EURO MP Fiona Hall has called for a code of conduct on the arms trade to become legally binding.