oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Regulating transboundary movement of hazardous waste: international developments and implications for South Africa
|Article Title||Regulating transboundary movement of hazardous waste: international developments and implications for South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Institute of Marine Law, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jul 1993|
|Pages||234 - 249|
|Keyword(s)||Africa, Bamako Convention, Basel Convention, Customary international law, Disposal, Environment Conservation Act, Foreign hazardous waste, Hazardous Substances Act, International conventions, Labelling, Packaging, South Africa, Southern Africa, Toxic waste, Trade in waste, Transboundary movement, Waste disposal and Water Act|
The potentially devastating consequences of uncontrolled waste disposal either to human health or ecological systems or both, have been graphically illustrated by a number of global and local incidents in the recent past. This article examines international law reactions to problems resulting from the transboundary movement of waste in the context of both Southern Africa and the African continent. But first some practical examples.
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