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The Basel Convention: an Analysis and Assessment

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/9780198259947.003.0003

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

The Basel Convention: an Analysis and Assessment

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This chapter analyses and assesses the Basel Convention. It provides an overview of the negotiation process leading to the adoption of the Basel Convention and the general difficulties which emerged during the deliberations of the Working Group. It also examines its scope, principles, and obligations. After the adoption of the Convention, additional efforts were made to give more concrete content to the notion of environmentally sound management of hazardous waste.

Keywords: Basel Convention; negotiation process; Working Group; hazardous waste

Chapter.  23098 words. 

Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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