Study on international environmental law and governance: Focusing on Basel Convention and role of precautionary principle

Abdullah Sulaiman, Muhammad Rizal Razman

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Abstract

Basel Convention 1989 on the control of hazardous wastes has incorporated the precautionary principle. The precautionary principle plays an important role in the area of international environmental law and governance. The use of the precautionary principle in the area of international environmental law and governance is largely in respond to the inevitability of every human being around the globe to protect environment from being polluted in their surroundings. As the Basel Convention is concerned, the Convention created an essential mechanism to protect environment from negative effects of hazardous wastes globally. Therefore, this article examines the use of the precautionary principle in the Basel Convention 1989 with relation to the international environmental law and governance by identifying actions and cases which deal with environmental protection. This article is also identifying the relation between the Basel Convention 1989 which applied the precautionary principle and Rio Declaration as a means to protect Mother Nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1216-1219
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Volume8
Issue number3-4 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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Keywords

  • Basel convention
  • International environmental law and governance
  • Precautionary principle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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