Publications in scientific journals


Evading Corporate Responsibilities: Evidence from the Shipping Industry
Guillaume Vuillemey
HEC Paris
(September 11, 2020)


Occupational accidents impact health in ship breaking industry in India: a case of world’'s ship breaking yard
Dr. Hrudanand Misra
(2018, Vol. 7, Issue 8)


Heavy Metals Effluence in Sediments and Its Impact on Macrobenthos at Shipbreaking Area of Bangladesh
Barua, Rahman, Molla
Asian Profile
(2017, Vol. 45, No.2)


High Concentrations of Organic Contaminants in Air from Ship Breaking Activities in Chittagong, Bangladesh
Therese H. Nøst, Anne K. Halse, Scott Randall, Anders R. Borgen, Martin Schlabach, Alak Paul, Atiqur Rahman, Knut Breivik
Environ. Sci. Technol.
(2015, 49 (19), pp 11372–11380)


Cancer Attributable to Asbestos Exposure in Shipbreaking Workers: A Matched-Cohort Study
Wei-Te Wu, Yu-Jen Lin, Chung-Yi Li, Perng-Jy Tsai, Chun-Yuh Yang, SaouHsing Liou, Trong-Neng Wu
PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133128.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133128
(July 2015)


Workers of Alang-Sosiya – A Survey of Working Conditions in a Ship-Breaking Yard, 1983-2013
Sahu, Geetanjoy
Economic & Political Weekly
(December 13, 2014, Vol XLIX, No. 50)


Demandeur pays: The EU and funding improvements in South Asian ship recycling practices
Yujuico, Emmanuel
Transportation Research Part A
(September 2014, Volume 67, pp 340–351)


Cancer incidence of Taiwanese shipbreaking workers who have been potentially exposed to asbestos
Wu WT, Lin YJ, Shiue HS, Li CY, Tsai PJ, Yang CY, Liou SH, Wu TN
Environmental Research
(2014, Volume 132, pp 370-378)


Flagging interest: ship registration, owner anonymity, and sub-standard shipping
Galley, Michael
Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies
(2013, Volume 14 (1/2), pp 87-109)


Health hazards and risks vulnerability of ship breaking workers: A case study on Sitakunda ship breaking industrial area of Bangladesh
Muhibbullah, Muhammad
Global Advanced Research Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
(2013, Volume 2(8), pp 172-184)


Mesothelioma among shipyard workers in Monfalcone, Italy
Bianchi Claudio, Bianchi Tommaso
Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
(2012, vol 16, issue 3, pp 119-123)


Hong Kong Convention and EU Ship Recycling Regulation: Can they change bad industrial practices soon?
Ormond, Thomas
Environmental Law Network International
(2012, vol 2, pp 54-58)


European investment projects in the third countries: LEGALLY GREEN?
Ratsiborinskaya, Daria
Environmental Law Network International
(2012, vol 1, pp 2-7)


Assessment of Ship Breaking and Recycling Industries in Bangladesh – An Effective Step Towards The Achievement Of Environmental Sustainability
Mosabbir. Pasha, Aziz. Hasan Mahmood, Istiakur. Rahman, and Abul. Hasnat
International Conference on Agricultural, Environment and Biological Sciences (ICAEBS’2012)
May 26-27, 2012 Phuket


Asbestos-Related Disease in Bangladeshi Ship Breakers: A Pilot Study
Midori N. Courtice, Paul A. Demers, Tim K. Takaro, Sverre Vedal, SK. Akhtar Ahmad, Zakia Siddique, Hugh W. Davies
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health (IJOEH)
(2011, vol 17, pp 144-153)


Shipbreaking at Alang-Sosiya (India): An ecological distribution conflict
Demaria, Federico
Ecol. Econ.


Ship recycling and marine pollution
Yen-Chiang Chang; Nannan Wang; Onur Sabri Durak
Marine Pollution Bulletin
(Sept 2010, Vol. 60, Issue 9, pp 1390-1396)


Enforcing EU environmental law outside Europe? The case of ship dismantling
Ormond, Thomas
Environmental Law Network International
(2009, vol 1, pp13-22)


From Basel to Hong Kong: International Environmental Regulation of Ship-Recycling Takes One Step Forward and Two Steps Back
Saurabh Bhattacharjee
Trade, Law and Development
(Fall 2009, Vol.1, No 2)


Does the Polluter Pay? The Polluter-Pays Principle in the Case Law of the European Court of Justice
Bleeker, Arne
European Energy and Environmental Law Review
(December 2009, pp 289-306)


Shipbreaking in the Developing World: Problems and Prospects
Rousmaniere, Peter; Raj, Nikhil
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health (IJOEH)
(2007, 13, pp 359-368)


Searching for Pollution Heavens: The Impact of Environmental Regulations on Foreign Direct Investment
Spatareanu, Mariana
The Journal of Environment Development
(2007, vol. 16, pp 161-182)


The UK Government’s Ship Recycling Strategy
Watkinson, Roy and Wingfield, Susan
Environmental Law Network International
(2006, vol 1-2, 23-26)


Exporting Responsibility – Shipbreaking in South Asia – International Trade in Hazardous Waste
Paul, Katie
Environmental Policy and Law
(2004, 34/2)


India’s Ship-Scrapping Industry: Monument to the Abuse of Human Labour and the Environment
Abdi, Rupa
IIAS Newsletter
(November 2003)




External reports and resources


Legality of EU Proposals on Ship Recycling (Update Legal Opinion) - Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) – September 2020


Keynote Speech by Baskut Tuncak, UNSP on Human Rights and Toxics - "With Bare Hands", Brussels, October 2019


Feasibility Study for Ship Dismantling for the UNEP Secretariat – Litehauz – 2013


Controversial Shipbreaking Dismantles Stakeholder Trust – Sustainalytics – April 2013


Legality of the EU Commission Proposal on Ship Recycling – Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) – December 2013


The Commission Proposal for a Regulation on ship recycling, the Basel Convention and the protection of the environment: Opinion by Ludwig Krämer – Ludwig Krämer - December 2012


Case study to Develop Models of Compliant Ship Recycling Facilities – UNEP/Roy Watkinson – July 2012


Shipbreaking and the Basel Convention: Analysis of the level of control established under the Hong Kong Convention – Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) – April 2011


Report on Ship Recycling – Lloyds Register – 2011


Ship Breaking and Recycling Industry in Bangladesh and Pakistan – World Bank – 2010


Safer Work Practices for Shipbreaking – OSHA – 2010


Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on toxic waste and human rights, Okechukwu Ibeanu (Mission to India) – UN Human Rights Council – 2010


Ship Dismantling – A Status Report on South Asia – EU-funded research produced by WWF India – 2008


Status of Shipbreaking Workers in India – A Survey – IMF – 2006


Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Illicit Movement and Dumping of Toxic and Dangerous products and Wastes on the Enjoyment of Human Rights, Ms. Ouhachi-Vesely, on her mission to Turkey – UN Economic and Social Council – 2005


Annual Report – National Institute of Occupational Health, India – 2006/2007
>> This report concludes that one out of six workers in Alang, India, showed symptoms of asbestosis


Technical report on shipbreaking standards in Chittagong, Bangladesh – Det Norske Veritas – 2000