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The role of courts in plastic pollution governance

Varvastian, Samvel 2023. The role of courts in plastic pollution governance. International & Comparative Law Quarterly 72 (3) , pp. 635-669. 10.1017/S0020589323000179

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Plastic pollution is a planetary crisis posing a significant threat to humans and the environment. The regulatory response to this crisis has so far been piecemeal and has not prevented the accumulation and ubiquity of plastic pollution. The growing concern over plastic pollution and the first regulatory measures directed against it soon resulted in court cases. By early 2023, cases concerning plastic pollution emerged in more than thirty countries around the world. From holding private polluters accountable to considering the constitutionality of restrictions on certain plastic products and to ordering regulatory bodies to adopt or implement such measures, courts are playing an increasingly important role in plastic pollution governance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 0020-5893
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 May 2023
Date of Acceptance: 24 April 2023
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2023 21:37

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