Legal Implications of Oil Spill off Coast of Spain: The Prestige

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The oil tanker Prestige ruptured off the north coast of Spain, leading to tragic environmental consequences. This article examines the legal ramifications of that event, including a summary of actions taken by the European Community and affected foreign governments, and draws conclusions regarding the effectiveness of international law in preventing and mitigating such disasters and punishing the responsible parties.

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