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Part I Marine Environmental Law, s.B Prevention of Marine Pollution, 3 Pollution from Dumping

Hossein Esmaeili, Brendan Grigg

From: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law: Volume III: Marine Environmental Law and International Maritime Security Law

Edited By: David Joseph Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman Martinez, Riyaz Hamza

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 June 2024

Regional co-operation — Anti-dumping — Natural resources — Marine living resources — Pollution

This chapter considers the international legal regime that applies today to the dumping of waste, including the dumping of radioactive waste at sea. It focuses, in particular, on the specific international legal framework that regulates sea dumping established by the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 1972 (London Convention) and the London Convention’s 1996 Protocol. The chapter also examines the regional treaties and arrangements that apply to pollution from dumping at sea. Further, this chapter also explores recent responses of the international sea dumping regime to climate change and the extent to which it currently regulates the dumping at sea of radioactive waste: the issue that was its genesis.

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