Actions by one state against another for transboundary pollution
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Published by Law Library of Congress in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English


  • Transboundary pollution -- Law and legislation.,
  • Liability for environmental damages.

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Edition Notes

Statement[coordinated by] Stephen F. Clarke.
ContributionsClarke, Stephen F., Law Library of Congress (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsK955 .A925 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 21 leaves. ;
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3367442M
LC Control Number2004438603

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