Marine Pollution in Areas Outside of National Jurisdiction as a Threat to Coastal Communities: A Role for the United Nations Security Council?

Neri (ed.) (2018). Le Conseil de Securité des Nations Unies et la Mer / United Nations Security Council and the Sea, Naples: Editoriale Scientifica, pp. 223-231.

Posted: 23 Dec 2019

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Stefan Kirchner

University of Lapland, Arctic Centre

Date Written: July 1, 2018

Abstract

Marine pollution is a key concern in international environmental law and a threat to communities which are living along coasts and are dependent on marine living resources for their income and food security. While the international law of the sea provides coastal states with legal tools for the protection of their waters, such as the territorial sea or the exclusive economic zones, pollution which occurs outside national jurisdictions can also have long-term impacts on coastal communities. In this chapter it is investigated in how for the Security Council of the United Nations might be used for the protection of the rights of coastal communities in this context.

Keywords: law of the sea, international law, marine environment, ocean, coast, coastal communities, United Nations, Security Council

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Kirchner, Stefan, Marine Pollution in Areas Outside of National Jurisdiction as a Threat to Coastal Communities: A Role for the United Nations Security Council? (July 1, 2018). Neri (ed.) (2018). Le Conseil de Securité des Nations Unies et la Mer / United Nations Security Council and the Sea, Naples: Editoriale Scientifica, pp. 223-231., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3498791

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