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The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law: Inception, Meaning and Status

ISBN13: 9789004174078
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Pocketbook
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In a relatively short time the concept of “sustainable development” has become firmly established in the field of international law.

The World Commission on Environment and Development concisely defined sustainable development as follows: “development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

This definition takes into account the needs of both the present and future generations as well as the capacity of the earth and its natural resources which by clear implication should not be depleted by a small group of people (in industrialized countries).

The aim of this book is threefold : to review the genesis and to clarify the meaning of the concept of sustainable development, as well as to assess its status within public international law. Furthermore, it examines the legal principles that have emerged in the pursuit of sustainable development. Lastly, it assesses to what extent the actual evolution of law demonstrates the balance and integration with all pertinent fields of international law as urged by the Rio, Johannesburg, and World Summit documents.

This is the second volume in the Hague Academy of International Law Pocket Book Series; it contains the text of the course given at the Hague Academy by Professor Schrijver.

Series: Pocketbooks of the Hague Academy of International Law

The Law of Global Governance ISBN 9789004279117
Published July 2014
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Chinese Contemporary Perspectives on International Law: History, Culture and International Law ISBN 9789004236134
Published December 2012
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Non-discrimination in the World Trade Organization ISBN 9789004233140
Published July 2012
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Private International Law as Component of the Law of the Forum ISBN 9789004226340
Published January 2012
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Radiating Impact of WTO on Its Members’ Legal System: The Chinese Perspective ISBN 9789004218543
Published December 2011
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
The Public International Law Regime Governing International Investment ISBN 9789004186828
Published July 2011
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
International Humanitarian Law: Theory, Practice, Context ISBN 9789004179103
Published July 2011
Brill Academic Publishers
Unifying and Harmonising Substantive Law and the Role of Conflict of Laws ISBN 9789004186835
Published July 2010
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Lis Pendens in International Litigation ISBN 9789004179097
Published September 2009
Brill Academic Publishers
Aspects Philosophiques du Droit de l'Arbitrage International ISBN 9789004171480
Published July 2008
Brill Academic Publishers