Chapter

Introduction

Phoebe N. Okowa

in State Responsibility for Transboundary Air Pollution in International Law

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780198260974
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682186 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260974.003.0001

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

Introduction

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This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine what states claim in the context of disputes involving transboundary air pollution and what they protest to as part of the evaluation of the content of the applicable legal regime. The study focuses on three principal sources of pollutants, namely pollution from industrial activities (in particular acid deposition from sulphur and nitrogen emissions, as well as volatile organic compounds), atmospheric nuclear tests, and accidental radioactive contamination from the civil uses of nuclear energy. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: transboundary air pollution; nuclear tests; volatile organic compounds

Chapter.  2033 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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