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The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary (eBook)

Edited by: Jorge E. Vinuales

ISBN13: 9780191510427
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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The international community has long grappled with the issue of safeguarding the environment and encouraging sustainable development, often with little result.

The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was an emphatic attempt to address this issue, setting down 27 key principles for the international community to follow. These principles define the rights of people to sustainable development, and the responsibilities of states to safeguard the common environment.

The Rio Declaration established that long term economic progress required a connection to environmental protection. It was designed as an authoritative and comprehensive statement of the principles of sustainable development law, an instrument to take stock of the past international and domestic practice, a guide for the design of new multilateral environmental regimes, and as a reference for litigation.

This commentary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the principles of the Declaration, written by over twenty inter-disciplinary contributors, including both leading practitioners and academics. Each principle is analysed in light of its origins and rationale.

The book investigates each principle's travaux preparatoires setting out the main points of controversy and the position of different countries or groups. It analyses the scope and dimensions of each principle, providing an in-depth understanding of its legal effects, including whether it can be relied before a domestic or international court.

It also assesses the impact of the principles on subsequent soft law and treaty development, as well as domestic and international jurisprudence. The authors demonstrate the ways in which the principles interact with each other, and finally provide a detailed analysis of the shortcomings and future potential of each principle. This book will be of vital importance to practitioners, scholars, and students of international environomental law and sustainable development.

Environmental Law, eBooks
The philosophy of the Rio Declaration
The impact of the Rio Declaration
The preamble of the Rio Declaration
Principle 1
Principle 2
Principle 3
Principle 4
Principle 5
Principle 6
Principle 7
Principle 8
Principle 9
Principle 10
Principle 11
Principle 12
Principle 13
Principle 14
Principle 15
Principle 16
Principle 17
Principle 18
Principle 19
Principle 20
Principle 21
Principle 22
Principle 23
Principle 24
Principle 25
Principle 26
Principle 27
The future of the Rio Declaration