The 'Haze' Crisis in Southeast Asia: Assessing Singapore’s Transboundary Haze Pollution Act 2014
NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 15/02
44 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2015 Last revised: 16 Jul 2016
Date Written: February 1, 2015
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
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