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Liability for Damage to the Marine Environment

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ISBN13: 9781850445357
ISBN: 1850445354
Published: July 1993
Publisher: Informa Law
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Despite widely-accepted international systems of liability for pollution damage to the marine environment, uniformity is far from being achieved. This book is based on the papers delivered at the CMI seminar on liability for pollution damage. The purpose of the seminar was to take stock of the legal position worldwide as a prelude to discussions on unification of laws relating to the admissibility and assessment of claims. Among the main issues addressed are - oil pollution prevention and response, the effectiveness of present compensation methods, the importance of recent protocols to the compensation conventions, the ramifications of OPA 90, the underwriting of oil pollution risks and the need for an international convention on hazardous and noxious substances. These issues are covered by a broad range of international experts.

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Protection of the marine environment - the public law approach; the international convention on oil pollution preparedness, response and co-operation; the normal procedure of assessment of damage to the marine environment in Chinese judicial practice; some new trends in the legislation of the Russian Federation and its attitude towards conventions with regard to marine pollution; the international conventions on liability and compensation for oil pollution damage and the activities of the international oil pollution compensation fund; the voluntary oil spill compensation agreements; the 1984 and 1992 protocol to the civil liability convention, 1969 and the fund convention, 1971; the futurre of the copensation system as established by international convention; the French experience: ""Tanio"" and ""Amoco Cadiz"" incidents compared; a North American perspective on liability and compensation for oil pollution caused by ships; the United States approach; the underwriting of oil pollution risks; Charterer's point of view; the oil pollution act of 1990 (OPA 90) and the comprehensive environmental response, compensation and liability act (CERCLA)
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