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

By Katharina Kummer | Go to book overview

5
The Basel Convention Regime and Sectoral Pollution Control Treaties

INTRODUCTION

As mentioned in Chapter I above, there are numerous global and regional treaties dealing with various forms of release of noxious substances into the environment. In accordance with the sectoral approach to environmental protection, they aim to protect a particular sphere of the environment against such discharges: the oceans, the air, or international lakes and rivers (see Chapter 1(J) above). Since the disposal of hazardous wastes usually means the discharge of the wastes or residues derived from their treatment into the environment, there is a connection between the two issues. The relationship between the Basel Convention regime and the sectoral pollution control treaties is therefore worth an examination.

Of the spheres affected by discharge of noxious substances, the most extensively regulated is the marine environment. 1 Part XII of the 1982 UNCLOS attempts to establish a general framework for the protection of the oceans against pollution. In addition, a substantive number of treaties of global as well as regional scope address the different sources of marine pollution.2 In 1974, UNEP launched the Regional Seas Programme which now covers eleven regions, most of which are in the developing world. The regions covered are the Mediterranean'Lerranean, the West and Central African region (WACAF), the East African region, the East and South Asian regions; the Gulf, the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden region, the South and South-East Pacific regions, the Caribbean, and -- most recently - the Black Sea. The development of an Action Plan is also underway in the NorthWest Pacific region. Under this programme, regional conventions for the protection of the marine environment and related protocols have been adopted, and additional ones are under preparation.3 Several regional con-

____________________
1
See generally Churchill and Lowe, ( 1988); Birnie and Boyle, ( 1992), ch. 8; Boyle, ( 1985), p. 347 et seq.; Teclaff and Teclaff, ( 1991), p. 187 et seq.; Hohmann, ( 1990), p. 49 et seq.; idem, ( 1989), p. 518 et seq.; Schneider, ( 1981), p. 243 et seq. For an analysis of the pertinent treaty regimes see Boyle, Freestone, Kummer, and Ong, in Sand, ( 1992) pp. 149-255.
2
Birnie and Boyle, ( 1992), ch. 8; Johnston, in Carroll, ( 1988), p. 200 et seq.; Edwards, ibid, ch. 15. On UNCLOS see Caflisch, ( 1983), pp. 39-104; Boyle, ( 1985), p. 350; Schneider, ( 1981), p. 243 et seq.
3
UNEP, ( 1989b), and IMO Doc. LDC 14/7/5 ( 24 October 1991); UNEP, ( 1988); UNEP, ( 1991).

-172-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 455

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.