Transboundary Pollution
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Transboundary Pollution

Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy

Edited by S. Jayakumar, Tommy Koh, Robert Beckman and Hao Duy Phan

This important new book provides a comprehensive overview of the international legal principles governing transboundary pollution. In doing so, the experts writing in this book examine the practical applications of the State responsibility doctrine in this context. The editors bring together leading scholars and practitioners to analyse the international legal framework and cooperative mechanisms that have been developed to address this pressing issue. The book also includes case studies of Asia and Southeast Asia to demonstrate how international law governing transboundary pollution has evolved and been applied in practice.
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Chapter 11: Evaluating the (in)effectiveness of ASEAN cooperation against transboundary air pollution

Laode M. Syarif


This chapter examines various instruments that ASEAN has adopted and cooperative mechanisms that ASEAN has established to deal with regional transboundary haze pollution in Southeast Asia. In particular, the chapter analyses the 2002 ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution and various substantive and procedural provisions therein that may affect its effectiveness. The chapter also includes suggestions on the steps that countries in the region can take towards remedying the issue of transboundary air pollution through legal and political measures.

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