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The Basel Convention: an Analysis and Assessment

Katharina Kummer

in International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259947
eISBN:
9780191682032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter analyses and assesses the Basel Convention. It provides an overview of the negotiation process leading to the adoption of the Basel Convention and the general difficulties which emerged ... More


The Relationship Between the Basel Convention and the Waste Management Systems of the EU and the OECD

Katharina Kummer

in International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259947
eISBN:
9780191682032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses the role of the Basel Convention regime in the development of recognized fundamental concepts in the field of transboundary movements of hazardous waste. Two regional waste ... More


Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes in International Law

Katharina Kummer

in International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259947
eISBN:
9780191682032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter outlines the problem of transboundary movements and the disposal of hazardous waste, and examines traditional international legal rules applicable to hazardous waste management. The ... More


The Basel Convention as an Umbrella for Regional Hazardous Waste Treaties

Katharina Kummer

in International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259947
eISBN:
9780191682032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The Basel Convention, while stetting uniform global standards, makes provision for the adoption of separate agreements or arrangements on transboundary movements of hazardous wastes. Article II of ... More


The Contribution of the Basel Convention and Related Rules to an Emerging Global Waste Management System

Katharina Kummer

in International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259947
eISBN:
9780191682032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter analyses the contribution of the Basel Convention and related legal instruments to emerging rules and concepts relevant to the hazardous waste cycle. It addresses the following ... More


Hazardous Waste

Ken Silver, Gary A. Davis, and Denny Dobbin

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter defines and describes hazardous wastes and their adverse health effects. Historical evolution of the management and public understanding of waste issues is traced. Other parts of the ... More


Introduction

Katharina Kummer

in International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259947
eISBN:
9780191682032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The problem of transboundary transport of toxic and dangerous wastes and their disposal has become a major environmental issue acknowledged by the international community. Various international ... More


An Examination of the Correlation between Race and State Hazardous and Solid Waste Taxes

Robin R. Jenkins and Kelly B. Maguire

in The Political Economy of Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804780612
eISBN:
9780804782692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780612.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the legislative branch of government, looking at the disposal fees that states charge for disposing both hazardous waste and municipal waste. First, it examines the interstate ... More


International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules

Katharina Kummer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259947
eISBN:
9780191682032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Uncontrolled transboundary transfer of hazardous wastes was recognized as a major environmental problem in the mid-1980s. The international community responded by elaborating pertinent international ... More


Risk Analysis and Regulatory Policy

W. Kip Viscusi

in Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293637
eISBN:
9780191596995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293631.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Analysis of carcinogen regulations implies that regulation is often not driven by the magnitude of the risk, but by whether the chemicals involved are synthetic chemicals. Risk assessments are often ... More


Hazardous Materials

Dean O. Smith

in Managing the Research University

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793259
eISBN:
9780199896813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793259.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Biological materials such as infectious agents, recombinant DNA molecules, and genetically modified organisms can cause serious health risks if they are not contained properly. Therefore, the federal ... More


Environmentalism in the World

A. Damodaran

in Encircling the Seamless: India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066750
eISBN:
9780199080106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066750.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The globalization that took place in the 1990s coincided with the dramatic upsurge of environmentalism all over the world. The 1990s marked the end of the cold war which paved the way for the ... More


Transboundary and Global Health Concerns

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on transboundary and global health concerns. Topics discussed include the health consequences of war, ozone depletion and ultraviolet radiation, climate change and the greenhouse ... More


The Harms of Trade I: Weapons, Drugs, and Hazardous Waste

James Christensen

in Trade Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810353
eISBN:
9780191847349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810353.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter begins our enquiry into the harms of trade. More specifically, it considers various ways in which trade poses serious threats to physical safety. The largest part of the chapter explores ... More


In the End Is the Beginning: Love Canal Lessons

Richard S. Newman

in Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195374834
eISBN:
9780197562673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195374834.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

As yet another summer approached with little prospect of change, Love Canal residents took more risks to get out of their toxic environment. On May 19, 1980, the LCHA detained two EPA ... More


Postscript

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book describes environmental problems encountered in the UK and in other developed countries at the close of the twentieth century. Environmental pollution is being brought under control by ... More


Environmental Impacts of Urbanism

Jorgelina Hardoy and David Satterthwaite

in The Physical Geography of South America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195313413
eISBN:
9780197562475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195313413.003.0029
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

This chapter describes the environmental impacts of urbanization in South America, and the difficulties that governments have had in managing them. The discussion focuses initially on the rapid ... More


The Wrong Complexion for Protection: Response to Toxic Contamination

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

in The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the government's response to toxic contamination in African American communities and the health consequences for the residents of those communities. It begins with an overview ... More


ISDS in Action

Nicolás M. Perrone

in Investment Treaties and the Legal Imagination: How Foreign Investors Play By Their Own Rules

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198862147
eISBN:
9780191894831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862147.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The legal imagination framing ISDS practice is closely related to how arbitrators connect storytelling with the interpretation of investment treaties and other relevant laws. This chapter examines ... More


Impact of Multinational Corporations’ Firm-Based Environmental Standards on Subsidiaries and their Suppliers: Evidence from Motorola-Penang

Michael T. Rock and David P. Angel

in Industrial Transformation in the Developing World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199270040
eISBN:
9780191919329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199270040.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

How successful are multinational corporations (MNCs) in extending their firm-based environmental standards to their wholly owned subsidiaries and local suppliers, particularly the small and medium ... More


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