Ensuring Compliance: Relevant Concepts and Mechanisms

Katharina Kummer

in International Management of Hazardous Wastes

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780198259947
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682032 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

Ensuring Compliance: Relevant Concepts and Mechanisms

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This chapter evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of existing and emerging enforcement mechanisms in the achievement of the aims of the waste management system provided by the Basel Convention and related rules. The examinations of the existing and emerging international mechanisms designed to ensure compliance with international rules shows that none of the relevant concepts can, on its own, provide a satisfactory enforcement mechanism. Each is subject to the general problem that it is up to states to determine the extent to which they are willing to subject themselves to relevant mechanisms, thus making compliance monitoring a question of political rather than of the form of the legal rules.

Keywords: waste management system; Basel Convention; enforcement mechanisms; compliance monitoring

Chapter.  24674 words. 

Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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