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Amsterdam court rules that toxic waste export is illegal

September 2010 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources . Legal Developments by AKD.

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The Amsterdam District Court has imposed a €1 million fine on an international oil and commodities trading company which shipped toxic waste from Amsterdam to Côte d'Ivoire in 2006 for contravening European Economic Community regulations on the supervision and control of waste shipments within, into and out of the European Union.


First published in ILO. International Law Office


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