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International Management of Hazardous WastesThe Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules$
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Katharina Kummer

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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Introduction

Introduction

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International Management of Hazardous Wastes
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Katharina Kummer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.003.0001

The problem of transboundary transport of toxic and dangerous wastes and their disposal has become a major environmental issue acknowledged by the international community. Various international organizations initiated the elaboration of international legal instruments to address this issue. Among these legal instruments, the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is the first to attempt comprehensive regulation of transboundary movements and the disposal of hazardous waste on a global scale.

Keywords:   transboundary transport, waste, disposal, Basel Convention, United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, transboundary movement, hazardous wastes

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