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A Human Rights Perspective on the Protection of Coastal Ecosystems from Land-Based Marine Pollution under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Chie Kojima)

Abstract

This paper examines the potential of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as a living instrument, which is capable of safeguarding human rights in relation to the protection of coastal ecosystems from land-based marine pollution. It discusses how general obligations of States to prevent, reduce and control land-based marine pollution can be linked with rights to life, health and food. It proposes that a human rights perspective may reinforce UNCLOS obligations on the prevention, reduction and control of land-based marine pollution, which are often criticized as vague and aspirational.

Citation

Kojima, Chie. (2019). A Human Rights Perspective on the Protection of Coastal Ecosystems from Land-Based Marine Pollution under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Marine Environment and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004366619_021

Author(s)

Chie Kojima

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