International legal framework on the prevention of vessel-sourced pollution

Nengye Liu

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This paper examines the international legal framework of the prevention of vessel-source marine pollution. It provides an overview of current international framework. First, the study introduces International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC). Second, it analyzes the relation between Conventions adopted under the auspices of the IMO (IMO Conventions) and the LOSC. Third, it discusses major IMO Conventions dealing with prevention of vessel-source pollution. Finally, this paper addresses challenges of the international legal framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-263
Number of pages26
Journal中华海洋法学评论 = China Oceans Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • vessel-source pollution
  • freedom of navigation
  • IMO
  • Law of the Sea


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