International Documents on Environmental Liability
Descamps, Hannes, Slabbinck, Robin, Bocken, Hubert
International Documents on Environmental Liability brings together 30 official full-text
documents in the field of international environmental liability into an easily accessible, practical handbook;
details the work of the International Law Commission on this topic; and provides the latest versions
of international liability conventions and their statuses - including the latest on:
Hardcover 372 pp ISBN 9781402083662
- 2003 UNECE Kyiv Liability Protocol
- 2004 EC Directive on Environmental Liability
- 2005 Antartica Liability Annex
The Authors' combined capacity as an academic, policy advisor, and practitioner have helped
bring forth a publication that reflects their experience of being involved in the development,
negotiations and implementation of environmental liability regimes at both an international and
Written for: International and national policy makers, environmental lawyers, scholars, and students
- I European Union.
1. Environmental Liability Directive (ELD), Environmental Damage Directive
(EDD).- 1.1 General Information.- Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the
Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying
of environmental damage.- 1.2.1 Annex I € Criteria Referred to in Article 2(1)(A).- 1.2.2
Annex II Remedying of Environmental Damage.- 1.2.3 Annex III
Activities Referred to in Article 3(1).- 1.2.4 Annex IV International
Conventions Referred to in Article 4(2).- 1.2.5 Annex V
International Instruments Referred to in Article 4(4).- 1.2.6 Annex VI
Information and Data Referred to in Article 18(1).- 1.2.7 Commission
Declaration on Article 14(2) Environmental Liability Directive.
- II. General.
2. Lugano Convention.- 2.1 General Information.- 2.2 Convention of 21 June 1993 on
Civil Liability for Damage Resulting from Activities Dangerous to the Environment.- 2.2.1
Annex I Dangerous substances.- 2.2.2 Annex II Installations or sites for the incineration,
treatment, handling or recycling of waste (See Article 2, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph c).
- III. Oil Pollution.
3. CLC, CLC 1992, 1992 Oil Pollution Convention, 1992 Civil Liability Convention.-
3.1 General Information.- 3.2 International Convention of 27 November 1992 on Civil Liability for
Oil Pollution Damage.- 3.2.1 Annex Certificate of insurance or other financial security in respect
of civil liability for oil pollution damage.- 3.3 Resolution (Adopted by the Legal Committee of the
International Maritime Organization on 18 October 2000): Adoption of amendments of the
limitation amounts in the Protocol of 1992 to amend the international convention on civil liability for
oil pollution damage, 1969.- Annex Amendments of the limitation amounts in the protocol of 1992
to amend the international convention on civil liablity for oil pollution damage, 1969.
4. IOPCF, IOPCF 1992, 1992 Fund Convention.
4.1 General Information.- 4.2 International Convention of
27 November 1992 on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage.
- 4.3 Resolution (Adopted by the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization on 18
October 2000): Adoption of amendments of the limits of compensation in the Protocol of 1992 to
amend the international convention on the establishment of an international fund for compensation
for oil pollution damage, 1971.- 4.3.1 Annex Amendments of the limits of compensation in the
protocol of 1992 to amend the international convention on the establishment of an international
fund for compensation for oil pollution damage, 1971.
5.1 General Information.- 5.2 Protocol of 2003 to the International Fund for Compensation for
Oil Pollution Damage, 1992.
6. Bunker Oil Convention, Bunker Convention.- 6.1 General Information.-
6.2 International Convention of 23 March 2001 on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage.-
7. Seabed Mineral Resources Convention.- 7.1 General Information.- 7.2 Convention of 1 May
1977 on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage resulting from Exploration for and Exploitation of
Seabed Mineral Resources.
- IV. Transport of Dangerous Goods (by Sea / on Land).
8.1 General Information.- 8.2 International Convention of 3 May 1006 on Liability and
Compensation in connection with Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea.-
8.2.1 Annex I Certicate of insurance or other financial security in respect of liability for
damage caused by hazardous and noxious substances (HNS).- 8.2.2 Annex II Regulations
for the calculation of annual contributions to the general account.- 9. CRTD.- 9.1 General Information.-
Convention of 10 October 1989 on Civil Liability for Damage Caused During Carriage of Dangerous
Goods by Road, Rail and Inland Navigation Vessels.
- V. Nuclear Risks.
10. Paris Convention.- 10.1
General Information.- 10.2 Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy
(as amended by the Additional Protocol of 28 January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16 November 1982).-
10.3 Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy of 29 July 1960 (as amended by
the Additional Protocol of 28 January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16 November 1982, and by the Protocol
of 12 February 2004).- 11. Brussels Supplementary Convention.- 11.1 General Information.- Convention
of 31 January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear
Energy (as amended by the additional Protocol of 28 January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16 November
1982).- 11.2.1 Annex.- 11.3 Convention of 31 January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention
on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy (as amended by the additional Protocol of 28
January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16 November 1982, and by the Protocol of 12 February
2004).- 11.3.1 Annex.- 12. Vienna Convention.- 12.1 General Information.- 12.2. Vienna
Convention of 21 May 1963 on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage.- 12.3 Vienna Convention
as amended by the Protocol of 12 September 1997 to Amend the Vienna Convention on Civil
Liability for Nuclear Damage.- 13. CSC.- 13.1 General Information.- 13.2 Convention of 12
September 1997 on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage.- 13.2.1 Annex.- 14.
Joint Protocol.- 14.1 General Information.- 14.2 Joint Protocol of 21 September 1997 relating
to the Application of the Vienna Convention and the Paris Convention.- 15. NUCLEAR.- 15.1
General Information.- 15.2 Convention of 17 December 1971 relating to Civil Liability in the Field of
Maritime Carriage of Nuclear Material.
- VI. Limitation of Liability.
16. LLMC.- 16.1 General Information.-
16.2 Convention of 19 November 1976 on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims.- 16.3 Protocol of
2 May 1996 to amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims.- 17. CLNI.- 17.1
General Information.- 17.2 Strasbourg Convention of 4 November 1988 on Limitation of Liability in
- VII. Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes.
18. Basel Liability Protocol.-
18.1 General Information.- 18.2 Protocol of 10 December 1999 on Liability and Compensation for Damage
Resulting from Transboundary Movements to the Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements
of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
- VIII. International Watercourses.
19. Kyiv Liability Protocol.-
19.1 General Information.- 19.2 Protocol of 23 May 2003 on Civil Liability and Compensation for Damage
Caused by the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents on Transboundary Waters to the 1992
Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and to
the 1992 Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents.- 19.2.1 Annex I
Hazardous substances and their threshold quantities for the purpose of defining hazardous activities.-
19.2.2 Annex II Limits of liability and minimum limits of financial securities.- 19.2.3 Annex III Arbitration
- IX. Antarctica.
20. Antarctica Liability Annex.- 20.1 General Information.- 20.2 Annex VI to the Protocol
on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty - Liability Arising From Environmental Emergencies.- 21.
CRAMRA.- 21.1 General Information.- 21.2 Convention on the regulation of Antarctica Mineral Resource Activities.-
21.2.1 Annex - An Arbitral Tribunal.
- X. International Law Commission.
22. Responsibility of States for
Internationally Wrongful Acts.- 22.1 General Information.- 22.2 Draft Articles on Responsibility of States
for Internationally Wrongful Acts.- 23. Prevention of Transboundary Harm from Hazardous Activities.- 23.1
General Information.- 23.2 Draft Articles on Prevention of Transboundary Harm from Hazardous Activities.- 24.
Allocation of Loss in the Case of Transboundary Harm arising out of Hazardous Activities.- 24.1 General Information.-
24.2 Draft Principles on the Allocation of Loss in the Case of Transboundary Harm arising out of Hazardous
- XI. Space.
25. Space Liability Convention.- 25.1 General Information.- 25.2 Convention of 29 March
1972 on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects.
- XII. Armed Conflict.
26. UN Compensation Commission.- 26.1 General Information.- 26.2 Extract from the Report
and Recommendations made by the Panel of Commissioners concerning the Fifth Instalment of 'F4' Claims.
- XIII. References.
A. Environmental Liability.- B. Genetically Modified Organisms.- C. Nuclear Liability Conventions.-
D. Oil Pollution Conventions.
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