Marine pollution and the South Asian Coastal States: A legal appraisal

Karim, M.E. (2013) Marine pollution and the South Asian Coastal States: A legal appraisal. Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law, 2.

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Abstract

South Asia is the living place of more than one-fifth of the world’s population and it is the most densely populated region in the world. There are five coastal states in this region (i.e. Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and due to their great reliance on the sea for their livelihood, the people here contribute toward pollution which may have disastrous consequences in the long run. This article, with a brief focus on international and regional legal initiatives on marine pollution, considers the existing municipal legal framework to handle the issue in these countries. It has been revealed that this issue of marine pollution is not considered seriously yet and the existing laws are mostly outdated and leniently implemented.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Mr. Md. Ershadul Karim
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2015 02:05
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2015 02:05
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13178

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