Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken / Journal of World of Turks, Vol 6, No 1 (2014)

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Implementing International Environmental Law in the Black Sea Basin: An Analysis of Bucharest Convention



One of the most crucial developments in environmental quality at international level is the effort to base environmental problems on a legal ground. One of these legal grounds has taken place in the Black Sea which has long faced the pollution problems because of its geological features and narrow transition to open waters. Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine having coast to the Black Sea agreed on Bucharest Convention dated 1992, which is to prevent pollution in the Black Sea, minimize and control the current pollution, by the countries partied in the Convention. This study aims to evaluate the accomplishment phase of the Bucharest Convention in terms of environmental cooperation in the Black Sea. Within the framework of this aim, Bucharest Convention is to be analyzed in terms of the principles of the international environmental law in order to generate solutions for environmental problems of the Black Sea.

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