Is the polluter paying for vessel-source pollution?

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Reviews the limitations of the existing civil liability conventions on marine pollution and the "polluter pays principle" (PPP). Examines the growth of the PPP, the current civil liability regime for vessel-source pollution, and its intrinsic limitations. Discusses the functions of the PPP, its links with the civil liability regime, the barriers to its effectiveness, and how these might be addressed to help the two regimes complement one another.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-360
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of business law
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Compensation
  • Environmental liability
  • International law
  • Marine pollution
  • Oil pollution
  • Polluter pays


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