UNCLOS 1982: Comparative Analysis of Marine Pollution Prevention by Ships


  • Nazar Hussain Faculty member, Department of Public Administration, SALU Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Asif Khan PhD Law, School of law, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China
  • Rashid Wassan Advocate High Court Sindh, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan




Garbage Management, Marine Environment Protection Law, Marine Pollution, UNCLOS 1982


The objective of this research article is to analyze the effectiveness of the regulations outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982 in preventing marine pollution caused by garbage from ships. Marine pollution threatens oceans and UNCLOS 1982 regulates ship garbage to prevent it. UNCLOS 1982's effectiveness in preventing marine pollution is debated. This study analyzes regulations and assesses implementation across countries. This research article has been applied qualitative research methodology. The study finds that although many countries have ratified UNCLOS 1982, there are significant differences in the implementation of the regulations among countries. Some countries have implemented the regulations effectively, while others have failed to do so. UNCLOS 1982 is crucial to prevent marine pollution by ship garbage. The study suggests improving implementation through stakeholder awareness, enforcement mechanisms, and monitoring. Countries must work together to prevent marine pollution caused by ship garbage





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Hussain, N., Khan, A., & Wassan, R. (2023). UNCLOS 1982: Comparative Analysis of Marine Pollution Prevention by Ships. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 4(2), 295–308. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2023(4-II)29