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:

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law


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This chapter emphasizes the major characteristics of the existing legal regime, and outlines the main shortcomings of international law in its response to transboundary air pollution, including the imposition of responsibility for breach. It argues that despite the general acceptance that transboundary air pollution requires detailed regulation through the adoption of specific treaty standards, it is nevertheless the case that the main treaties regulating transboundary air pollution, especially the 1979 ECE Convention and its Protocols, are particularly lacking in specificity.

Keywords: transboundary air pollution; international law; breach; 1979 ECE Convention

Chapter.  5137 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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