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Part I Marine Environmental Law, s.B Prevention of Marine Pollution, 4 Pollution from Seabed Activities

Ricardo Pereira

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: 25 June 2024

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

This chapter aims to assess the extent to which international law regulates pollution from offshore installations and crafts used in seabed activities. In particular, it aims to analyse the extent to which international law addresses liability and safety issues in the context of pollution from seabed activities; as well as to assess the case for a global treaty on safety and liability, whilst considering the existing regional initiatives in the field. Indeed, with the notable exception of the global regime for dumping and deep seabed mining, most safety and liability rules in the field of pollution from seabed activities have been adopted at the regional or national levels, often as a reaction to specific accidents.

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