—After the occurrence of oil pollutions and damages to persons, properties and the environment, important issues will be raised in connection with the litigation process. Victims of oil pollutions are innumerable people and need to be identified in order to be represented in a court of law. Recently, environmental organizations have also been added to the list of plaintiffs. Furthermore, because of the vast dimensions of the oil spills, it should be determined that according to the general principles of private international law, if the oil pollutions occur at high seas i.e. areas outside the territorial jurisdiction of states, which is the competent court to address the issue and which law should be applied. In the following we try to briefly examine different aspects of litigation procedure in oil pollution incidents.
—Environment, litigation procedure, oil pollution
Mehran Alizade is with the University of Tehran (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Mehran Alizade and Ehsan A. Hosseini, "Litigation Procedure in Oil Pollution Incidents," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 5-8, 2013.