Cyril Uchenna Gwam
toxic waste, developing countries, development, human rights, UN Commission on Human Rights, environmental destruction, environmental protection
This Article discusses the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of hazardous, toxic, and dangerous wastes and products in developing countries, and the effect of such activities on the enjoyment of human rights, solely from the perspective of the resolutions of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights (CHR). The most prominent international instrument of this kind is the U.N. 1989 Basel Convention, to which other relevant human rights resolutions have made reference. In view of its prominence and importance, this Article analyzes the Basel Convention without losing its focus on human rights. […]” (428-9)
(2002) Florida Journal of International Law 14 Spring. pp. 427-74.