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The 'Haze' Crisis in Southeast Asia: Assessing Singapore’s Transboundary Haze Pollution Act 2014

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2015/002

NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 15/02

44 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2015 Last revised: 16 Jul 2016

Alan Khee-Jin Tan

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 1, 2015

Abstract

On 25 September 2014, Singapore’s new Transboundary Haze Pollution Act came into operation. The Act is a dramatic piece of legislation that creates extra-territorial liability for entities engaging in setting fires abroad that cause transboundary smoke or "haze" pollution in Singapore. The impetus for the Act’s enactment can be traced to the serious haze pollution that hit Singapore in June 2013.

Keywords: Transboundary, haze, pollution, South-East Asia, Singapore, Indonesia

Suggested Citation

Tan, Alan Khee-Jin, The 'Haze' Crisis in Southeast Asia: Assessing Singapore’s Transboundary Haze Pollution Act 2014 (February 1, 2015). NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 15/02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2547379 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2547379

Alan Khee-Jin Tan (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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