1st Edition

Protecting the Marine Environment From Land-Based Sources of Pollution Towards Effective International Cooperation

By Daud Hassan Copyright 2006
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    Global findings estimate that 80 per cent of marine pollution originates from land-based sources and is trans-boundary in nature. These problems persist in spite of a number of legal and policy initiatives taken to protect the marine environment. This volume explores the applications and shortcomings of current international regimes in addressing these issues. The book identifies the sources and effects of land-based marine pollution and analyzes the problems of controlling them. Management principles, policy and regulation are examined at both regional and international level. The author discusses the strengths and weaknesses of existing regimes and advances a more effective international legal framework. The text provides a valuable insight into an important area of international environmental law. It will be of interest to researchers and policy-makers working in this area.

    Contents: Introduction; Sources and effects of LBSMP; Problems and issues in LBSMP control; International principles for LBSMP management; The global framework for land-based sources of marine pollution control; Regional frameworks for land-based sources of marine pollution control; Land-based marine pollution control in the Bay of Bengal region: a case study; Towards an effective international cooperative arrangement for LBSMP control; Bibliography; Index.


    Dr Daud Hassan is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

    'Dr Daud Hassan's book is an excellent contribution to a topic that is an emerging issue of international concern since the 1990s. I found that the book provides the reader with valuable and up-to date information towards an effective cooperative arrangement for LBSMP control. I am sure the book will be of value to academics, students, national and international legal practitioners, and national, regional and international organizations relating to marine environmental protection.' Dr. Dr. Tade M. Spranger, University of Bonn, Germany