Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

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

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

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



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Ensuring Compliance with Multilateral Environmental Agreements — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation