Antigua ambassador calls for comprehensive legal framework to deal with liability for oil spills

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Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, has called for a more comprehensive international legal framework for dealing with liability for oil spills and ecological damage.

Ambassador Sanders’ call was made at the Permanent Council of the Organization yesterday (February 9) during consideration of a Declaration, expressing the OAS’s “distress at the serious environmental, economic, social and life and health consequences of the populations affected by oil spills in Peru since January 15, 2022”.

Antigua and Barbuda co-sponsored the Declaration with Peru and several other member states of the OAS.