Principles of International Environmental Law

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/29/2012
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The third edition of this classic textbook offers comprehensive and critical commentary on international environmental law. It fully covers the key topics of the course and is clearly structured to include the history and framework in which international environmental law exists, key areas of regulation and implementation, links to other areas of law and future developments. It has been updated to incorporate all the latest developments in treaty and case law. Extensive feedback on previous editions results in a restructuring of material, including a new part focused on linkage to other areas of international law including human rights, international trade and foreign investment. There is also a new chapter on future developments charting the directions in which the subject is moving. Specialist authors writing on oceans, seas and fisheries and biodiversity add to the expertise of the two principal authors for an authoritative overview of the subject.

Table of Contents

The Legal and Institutional Framework:
The environment and international society: issues, concepts and definitions
Governance: states, international organisations and non-state actors
International law-making and regulation
Compliance: implementation, enforcement and dispute settlement
Principles and Rules Establishing Standards:
General principles and rules
Atmosphere and climate change
Freshwater resources
Oceans, seas and fisheries
Hazardous substances and activities
Polar regions
Techniques for Implementing International Principles and Rules:
Environmental impact assessment
Environmental information
Financial resources, technology transfer and intellectual property
Liability for environmental damage
Linkage of International Environmental Law and Other Areas of International Law:
Human rights and armed conflict
International trade and competition
Foreign investment
Future developments
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