The International Law on Ballast Water: Preventing Biopollution

The International Law on Ballast Water: Preventing Biopollution

by Maria Helena Fonseca de Souza Rolim
     
 

"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… See more details below

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"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."

From the Foreword by Efthimios E. Mitropoulos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004166523
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/19/2008
Series:
Publications on Ocean Development Series, #63
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.53(w) x 9.73(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Maria Helena F. S. Rolim, Ph.D., has worked as invited researcher at the Space Policy Institute, Washington, USA. She has been legal consultant of the United Nations for over 18 years, in particular at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as the Brazilian local legal adviser under the GloBallast Programme, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Bank. She is former professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo and former invited associate professor and researcher in Law of the Sea at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Oslo University, Norway. She has been member of the Brazilian delegation at the United Nations (Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and IMO) and received a Brazilian Navy Award Medal for her collaboration and concern with respect to the protection of the oceans. She has published extensively on the Law of the Sea and on Space Law, as the Brazilian legal adviser for the Brazilian International Space Station Programme, in tandem with NASA.

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