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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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Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes in International Law

Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes in International Law

(p.4) 1 Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes in International Law
International Management of Hazardous Wastes

Katharina Kummer

Oxford University Press

This chapter outlines the problem of transboundary movements and the disposal of hazardous waste, and examines traditional international legal rules applicable to hazardous waste management. The growing awareness of the risks posed by transboundary movements of hazardous waste led to the adoption, between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s, of a large number of binding and non-binding international legal instruments that specifically address one or more aspects of the issue. The 1989 Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, constituting the first attempt at comprehensive global regulation of the issue, entered into the force in 1992.

Keywords:   transboundary movements, hazardous waste, hazardous waste management, Basel Convention

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