Influence of international law upon ASEAN approaches in addressing transboundary haze pollution in the ASEAN region

Laely Nurhidayah

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Transboundary haze pollution from land/forest fires is an annual disaster in the ASEAN region. Solving the transboundary pollution requires the application of the international legal system. Two international frameworks used in this paper are first, customary international law namely the state responsibility for·transboundary environmental harm principle, second MEAs in atmosphere and biodiversity. This paper will examine to what extent international law has influenced ASEAN approaches in addressing transboundary haze pollution. The aim of this paper is to examine how international law frameworks contribute to solving regional-environmental problems. The study suggests that internabonallaw has influenced the regional legal framework in addressing transboundary haze pollution but this influence is not total. To some extent, ASEAN still keep their own value "The ASEAN Way," in their approach. While ASEAN has already adopted the principle of state responsibility for transboundary environmental harm in its legal framework, the liability regime for the implementation of this principle is yet to be developed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNUS-AsianSIL Young Scholars Workshop
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherAsian Society of International Law
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventNUS-AsianSIL Young Scholars Workshop (3rd : 2012) - Singapore
Duration: 23 Feb 201224 Feb 2012


WorkshopNUS-AsianSIL Young Scholars Workshop (3rd : 2012)


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