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Introduction

Katharina Kummer

in International Management of Hazardous Wastes

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780198259947
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682032 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.003.0001

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

Introduction

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The problem of transboundary transport of toxic and dangerous wastes and their disposal has become a major environmental issue acknowledged by the international community. Various international organizations initiated the elaboration of international legal instruments to address this issue. Among these legal instruments, the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is the first to attempt comprehensive regulation of transboundary movements and the disposal of hazardous waste on a global scale.

Keywords: transboundary transport; waste; disposal; Basel Convention; United Nations Environment Programme; UNEP; transboundary movement; hazardous wastes

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Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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