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20 Queen's L.J. 439 (1994-1995)
Marine Pollution Control in the West and Central African Region

handle is hein.journals/queen20 and id is 451 raw text is: Marine Pollution Control in the
West and Central African Region
David M. Dzidzornu'
The Abidjan Convention has been in forcefor more than a decade, but the twenty-one
countries of West and Central Africa have made very little progress toward developing
a successful regional approach to marine pollution control. In examining the failure of
States to adequately implement the provisions of the Convention, Mr. Dzidzornu first
outlines African environmental policy in general, before discussing the nature of
regional marine pollution control agreements sponsored by the Regional Seas Pro-
gramme of the United Nations Environment Programme. He concludes that, although
the Convention provides a suitable legal framework for resolving marine pollution
problems, the nations of the region lack the necessary political will to enforce environ-
mental regulations which might discourage badly needed foreign investment.
I.   General Environmental Policy in Africa
A.   The Evolution of African Environmental Policy
B.  The Bamako Convention
(i)  Background to the Emergence of the Convention
(ii) Provisions of the Bamako Convention
II. The Evolution of African Marine Pollution Control Policy
III. Pollution Control and Marine Regionalism in West and
Central Africa
A.   Marine Regionalism
B.   Marine Regionalism in West and Central Africa
C    The Nature of Pollution in the Region
D.   Scientific Infrastructure
IV. The Abidjan Convention
A.   Provisions of the Abidjan Convention
B.   Regional Implementation of the Abidjan Convention
(i)  Achievements
(ii) Problems
* LL.M. Queen's; J.S.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, Dalhousie University.

D.M. Dzidzornu

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