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Compliance Control In International Conventions On The Protection Of The Marine Environment Against Oil Pollution

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The general principles and rules of international law on the protection of the marine environment against oil pollution are set out in Part XII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982. In considering the procedures and mechanisms for compliance and enforcement, the treaty instruments may be grouped into two main categories. The first category consists of instruments whose objective is directly and purely preventative. The conventions in the second category have a mixed purpose. While they are intended, at least in part, to prevent incidents that may result in pollution of the marine environment, their principal purpose is to ensure that adequate and prompt compensation will be available to persons and other entities who may suffer damage as a result of such incidents. For the purposes of compliance and enforcement, different approaches and procedures are adopted by the conventions in the two categories.

Keywords: compliance control; international law; marine environment; oil pollution; treaty instruments

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