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International Management of Hazardous Wastes
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International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules

Katharina Kummer

Abstract

Uncontrolled transboundary transfer of hazardous wastes was recognized as a major environmental problem in the mid-1980s. The international community responded by elaborating pertinent international agreements. Treaties are now in place at the 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 haza ... More

Keywords: hazardous wastes, international agreements, treaties, environment, legal rules, regulatory system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198259947
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.001.0001

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Katharina Kummer, author
Swiss Federal Office of Environment, Forest, and Landscape

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