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The Ukrainian regulation on hazardous waste in comparison with Basel Convention and the Directive 2008/98/EC

Viktoria Raczyńska

elni Review 2014, Issue 2, pp. 44-50. https://doi.org/10.46850/elni.2014.006

Ukraine ratified the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous waste and their disposal (hereinafter - the Basel Convention) as well as the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Managemet. However, national legislation is more declarative than specific; it tends to copy basic general provisions of international documents in this field rather than creating concrete effective mechanisms for their implementation. The duplication and inconsistency of the provisions of Ukrainian legal acts in the field of hazardous waste management has attracted the attention of scholars. This article analyses the main provisions of Ukrainian legislation regulating hazardous waste management in terms of its compliance with the Basel Convention and the Directive 2008/98/EC.

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