Environmental Menace of Ship Breaking Industry and National Legal Response: South Asia Perspective
Paper presented at The National Conference on Law and Justice-2013, organized by AURO University, Surat, Gujarat, India, 14-15 September, 2013.
13 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2013
Date Written: September 15, 2013
Ship breaking industry is garnering the reputation of profitable industry in South Asia region, especially in Bangladesh and India, through its contribution to local business and employment opportunities to a magnitude of people. Nevertheless, this ship dismantling industry is also veering into a cemetery for environment by causing irreparable coastal and marine environmental hazards. At the outset, the paper depicts how the ship breaking activities are swerving the coastal and marine environment of South Asia region into a hub of pollution. After that, the paper delves into an analysis of National Law and Regulation Frameworks of Bangladesh as well as India in tackling the menacing situations of ship breaking yards. Later, as a fitting sequel, the paper makes comparative analysis of National Legal Framework with International Legal Framework as relevant to ship breaking industry. The Paper addresses the common challenges that are entwining the National Legal Frameworks of Bangladesh and India in tussling with the abseiling situation of the ship dismantling industry. The paper comes to its conclusion recommending for bilateral cooperation in tandem with other coherent policy and strategy to vie the scourge of environmental pollution which is causing by the ship breaking industry.
Keywords: Ship Breaking Industry and South Asia, Ship Breaking Industry in Alang and Chittagong, Bilateral Cooperation, Bangladesh and India and Ship Breaking Industry, National Legal Response to Ship Dismantling Industry, South Asia and Bilalteral Cooperation in Tackling Environmental Pollution
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