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Part I Marine Environmental Law, s.C Response to Marine Pollution Casualties, 7 Conventions Relating to Pollution Incident Preparedness, Response, and Cooperation

Gabino Gonzalez, Frédéric Hébert

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 — Natural resources — Marine living resources — Pollution — Ships / vessels

This chapter sets out the timeline and evolution of the international and regional regulatory regime governing marine environment protection and provides information on the landmark conventions that have, over time, served to first establish and then further strengthen and improve the protection of the marine environment from the adverse effects of shipping. An analysis of the content of these instruments and their geographical coverage identifies areas requiring further development. It also highlights the complementarity of international (OPRC Convention) and regional frameworks (eg Regional Seas Programmes) and the importance of common efforts, approaches and initiatives engaged by their respective governing bodies, in close cooperation with other stakeholders.

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