Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs

Responsibility and Liability in the Context of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes by Sea

Existing Rules and the 1999 Liability Protocol to the Basel Convention

Authors: Albers, Jan

  • Comprehensive overview of the international legal regime governing different aspects of trans boundary hazardous waste movements
  • Examines the international responsibility of States as well as civil liability of private parties involved in waste movements
  • Outlines the relationship between civil liability regimes in the maritime and transportation sector
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The term “hazardous wastes” covers a wide range of disused products and production wastes generated not only in industrial sectors, but also in all areas of everyday life. Hazardous wastes are to a large extent shipped by sea to third countries for recycling or disposal. While the procedural requirements for such movements are laid out in the 1989 Basel Convention, explicit rules of responsibility and liability for resulting damages are neither provided by the Basel Convention nor by other international conventions. The Liability Protocol to the Basel Convention of 1999 has not yet entered into force. This book examines the existing rules of responsibility and liability applying to States and private persons and outlines the conditions under which liability may be incurred. Subsequently, the advantages and shortcomings of the 1999 Liability Protocol are analyzed. Although this Protocol faces substantial political headwind, from a legal perspective it includes principally useful and reasonable approaches and should therefore be ratified.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Albers, Jan

    Pages 1-9

  • The International Trade in Hazardous Wastes and Its Economic Background

    Albers, Jan

    Pages 11-33

  • The Present Legal Framework

    Albers, Jan

    Pages 35-192

  • Attempting an Interim Conclusion: Preconditions for an Effective Legal Regime on Liability and Compensation

    Albers, Jan

    Pages 193-202

  • The 1999 Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation

    Albers, Jan

    Pages 203-304

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eBook $139.00
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Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-43348-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Responsibility and Liability in the Context of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes by Sea
Book Subtitle
Existing Rules and the 1999 Liability Protocol to the Basel Convention
Authors
Series Title
Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43349-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43349-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-43348-5
Series ISSN
1614-2462
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 370
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