Implementation of the MARPOL Convention in developing countries

Md Saiful Karim

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Over the years a large set of international conventions have been adopted under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization for prevention of vessel-source marine pollution. However, most of developing countries failed to effectively implement these conventions. Against this backdrop, this article aims to assess the inherent suitability of the MARPOL Convention for implementation in developing countries. It also examines the role of global community for effective implementation of the MARPOL Convention and identifies the legal and institutional bottlenecks in the current implementation regime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-337
Number of pages35
JournalNordic Journal of International Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010


  • Implementation
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Law of the sea
  • MARPOL Convention
  • Vessel-source marine pollution


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