58 Loy. L. Rev. 301 (2012)
Calls for National Intervention in the Toxic Waste Trade with Africa: A Contemporary Issue in the Environmental Justice Debate

handle is hein.journals/loyolr58 and id is 325 raw text is: ARTICLES
CALLS FOR NATIONAL INTERVENTION IN
THE TOXIC WASTE TRADE WITH AFRICA: A
CONTEMPORARY ISSUE IN THE
ENTIRONMENTAL JUSTICE DEBATE
Antonius R. Hippolyte*
I. INTRODUCTION
[T]he greatest environmental injustices are between the
developed   and    the  developing    world.     There   is  injustice
internationally   which   those of us    who    believe in  a   fairer
distribution of power, wealth and opportunity cannot and will not
accept.1
Environmentalists     argue   that calls for    'environmental
justice' have grown recently,2 while economists argue that
globalization has placed a disproportionate burden on the
environment of developing countries.3 The international waste
trade provides a common link between these two notions. This
Article focuses on the international toxic waste trade with African
* A.A. (H. Lavity Stoutt Community College) British Virgin Islands, L.L.B.
(Hull), L.L.M. (Hull), Ph.D. Candidate (Hull), Law School, University of Hull, United
Kingdom. All views expressed within are the author's own.
1. Donald A. Brown, The Strong Scottish Moral Leadership On Climate Change
Compared To The Absence Of Any Acknowledged Ethical Duty In The US Debate,
PENN. STATE: ROCK ETHICS INSTITUTE: CLIMATE ETHICS: ETHICAL ANALYSIS OF
CLIMATE   SCIENCE    AND   POLICY    (Aug.  31,   2009,   12:11   PM),
http://rockblogs.psu.edu/climate/2009/08/the.strong-scottish-moral-leadership-on-
climate-change-compared-to-the-absence-of-any-acknowledged-ethical-duty-in-the-
us-debate.html (quoting The Right Honourable Jack McConnell, Member of Scottish
Parliament and First Minister for Scotland).
2. David Schlosberg, Reconceiving Environmental Justice: Global Movements
and Political Theories, 13 ENVTL. POLITICS 517, 517 (Autumn 2004), available at
http://astepback.com/EVSS695/Reconcieving%20EJ.pdf.
3. Ingrid A. de Graff, Hazardous Waste Trade: U.S. Ratification of the Basel
Convention Is Still Needed, 4 CURRENTS: INT'L TRADE L. J. 44 (Winter 1995).

What Is HeinOnline?

With comprehensive coverage of government documents and more than 2,400 journals from inception on hundreds of subjects such as political science, criminal justice, and human rights, HeinOnline is an affordable option for colleges and universities. Documents have the authority of print combined with the accessibility of a user-friendly and powerful database.



Short-term subscription options include 24 hours, 48 hours, or 1 week to HeinOnline with pricing starting as low as $29.95

Already a HeinOnline Subscriber?