International marine environment law: A case study in the wider Caribbean region

Sheehy, B 2004, 'International marine environment law: A case study in the wider Caribbean region', Georgetown international environmental law review, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 441-462.


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Title International marine environment law: A case study in the wider Caribbean region
Author(s) Sheehy, B
Year 2004
Journal name Georgetown international environmental law review
Volume number 16
Issue number 3
Start page 441
End page 462
Total pages 22
Publisher Georgetown University Law Center
Abstract This study examines the effectiveness of international marine environment law in controlling and abating contamination of the marine environment in the Wider Caribbean Region. The main international agreement covering the region is the Cartagena Convention which came into force in 1983. This convention, initiated by the UNEP under its Regional Seas Program, is considered one of the most successful of the programs. The study examines that claim in light of events since the adoption of the Cartagena Convention by the majority of nations bordering on the region. Mexico, because of its stature as a leading Latin American nation, is used as a case study. The author concludes that the success of the program is questionable and makes various suggestions for improving the situation.
Subject Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Keyword(s) international marine environment law
contamination
marine environment
Wider Caribbean Region
Cartagena Convention
UNEP
Regional Seas Program
Mexico
Latin America
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