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The Interpretation Of Claims For Pure Economic Loss Under Section 1(6)(c) Of The Hazardous And Noxious Substances Convention: A South African Perspective

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030151

Volume

67

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

669.92 kb

Author(s)

L.J. Kotze

Abstract

The interpretation of claims for pure economic loss under section 1(6)(c) of the Hazardous and Noxious Substances Convention: A South African perspective L.J. Kotze Faculty of Law, Potchefstroom University for CNE, South Africa Abstract The International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea was established by the International Maritime Organisation in 1996. The HNS Convention provides, inter alia, for claims against the shipowner for pure economic loss suffered by victims of contamination under section 1(6)(c) thereof. If South Africa ratifies the HNS Convention, South African courts, could be faced with addressing a number of questions with regard to compensation claims by various people and industries suffering pure economic loss caused by environmental contamination. Accordingly, one of the main issues South African courts may be confronted with, is the interpretation of section 1(6)(c) of the HNS Co

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