lxi, 455 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
0198259948 (acid-free paper) 9780198259947 (acid-free paper)
Oxford monographs in international law.
Uncontrolled transboundary transfer of hazardous wastes was recognized as a major environmental problem in the mid-1980's and it continues to be one of the most serious environmental issues we face at the end of this century. The international community has responded by elaborating pertinent international agreements. Treaties are now in place at global and regional levels, and additional ones are being negotiated. Despite their common aim of protecting the environment against the ill-effects of hazardous wastes, they often differ in stringency as well as scope and membership. This book analyses the key treaties and other international legal rules on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes. It identifies inconsistencies, gaps, and overlaps, and proposes ways to build a comprehensive global regulatory system for the management of hazardous wastes by harmonizing relevant international legal rules.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-444) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Table of Legal Instruments of the EU and the OECD Table of Treaties and other International Legal Instruments 1. Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes International in Law 2. The Basel Convention: an Analysis and Assessment 3. The Basel Convention as an Umbrella for Regional Hazardous Waste Treaties 4. The Relationship Between the Basel Convention and the Waste Management Systems of the EU and the OECD 5. The Basel Convention Regime and Sectoral Pollution Control Treaties 6. Ensuring Compliance: Relevant Concepts and Mechanisms 7. The Contribution of the Basel Convention and Related Rules to and Emerging Global Waste Management System App. I Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (22 March 1989) App. II Decision II/12 of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (2nd Meeting) 25 March 1994).
K3664.A41989 K86 1995
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.