The Social Sciences

Year: 2012
Volume: 7
Issue: 3
Page No. 446 - 451

Environmental Sustainability in the Basel Convention 1989 by Adopting the Principle of Transboundary Liability Towards Protection to the Consumer

Authors : Muhammad Rizal Razman, Sakina Shaik Ahmad Yusoff, Shamsuddin Suhor, Rahmah Ismail, Azimon Abdul Aziz and Kartini Aboo Talib Khalid

Abstract: Environmental sustainability derived from the concept of sustainable development that promotes the capacity to sustain the quality of life we value in order to safeguard environment, especially towards better living environment for consumer. One of the international law that harmonised the concept of sustainable development in order to achieve environmental sustainability for consumer protection is The Basel Convention 1989. Basically, the Basel Convention 1989 is an international legal instrument that control the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes in which incorporated and adopting the principle of transboundary liability. The principle of transboundary liability plays an important role in environment protection as well as consumer protection in order to achieve environmental sustainability. The used of the principle of transboundary liability in environmental protection is largely in respond to the inevitability of every consumer to environment from being polluted in their surroundings. As for the Basel Convention is concerned, the convention created an essential mechanism to protect environment as well as consumer protection in order to achieve environmental sustainability from negative effects of transboundary movement of hazardous wastes globally. Therefore, this study examines the used of the principle of transboundary liability in the Basel Convention 1989 looking at the international law and governance perspectives by identifying actions and cases which deal with environmental protection as well as consumer protection in order to achieve environmental sustainability. This study is also identifying the relation between the Basel Convention 1989 which adopting the principle of transboundary liability as a means to protect environment as well as consumer protection in order to achieve environmental sustainability.

How to cite this article:

Muhammad Rizal Razman, Sakina Shaik Ahmad Yusoff, Shamsuddin Suhor, Rahmah Ismail, Azimon Abdul Aziz and Kartini Aboo Talib Khalid, 2012. Environmental Sustainability in the Basel Convention 1989 by Adopting the Principle of Transboundary Liability Towards Protection to the Consumer. The Social Sciences, 7: 446-451.

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