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This front matter section of this book titled The International Law on Ballast Water: Preventing Biopollution contains the Table of Contents, two Forewords, the Preface, the Acknowledgements and the list of abbreviations. In providing a broad overview of the legal aspects related to marine pollution caused by ballast water and tank sediments, this book offers a pragmatic analysis of the current international legal system, and includes principles of international customary law and also references to a comprehensive environmental treaty law framework which relates the Ballast Water Convention to other treaties, such as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), MARPOL and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Keywords: ballast water; biopollution; Convention on Biological Diversity; MARPOL; tank sediments; UNCLOS



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