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The Contribution of the Basel Convention and Related Rules to an Emerging Global Waste Management System

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/9780198259947.003.0008

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

The Contribution of the Basel Convention and Related Rules to an Emerging Global Waste Management System

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This chapter analyses the contribution of the Basel Convention and related legal instruments to emerging rules and concepts relevant to the hazardous waste cycle. It addresses the following questions: What fundamental principles for the regulation of the hazardous waste cycle can be derived from the legal instruments examined in this study? To what extent do these rules contribute to the formation of a global, holistic, and integrated regime for the control of the hazardous waste cycle? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the emerging global waste management regime and what additional measures would be required to make it more effective?

Keywords: Basal Convention; hazardous waste cycle; legal instruments; global waste management regime

Chapter.  12042 words. 

Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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