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International Environmental Law: Text, Cases and Materials


ISBN13: 9781785367915
Published: April 2022
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £44.95



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This textbook provides a compelling and structured introduction to international environmental law in the Text, Cases and Materials genre.

The book uses extracts from a judiciously selected range of legal instruments and case law relevant to the protection and regulation of the environment in international law, alongside commentary from the author team and questions for class discussion, to facilitate student understanding and encourage engagement in the topic. Divided into four main parts, it examines the main principles of international environmental law, the key areas of substantive environmental regulation, the implementation of environmental law and the relations between environmental law and other areas of international law.

Key Features:

  • Provides concise introductions to each topic of environmental law
  • Discussion questions and further reading sections guide students in applying their understanding
  • Familiarises students with the key legal materials, treaties and case law relating to international environmental law
  • Covers a wide variety of topics, including sustainable development, protection of the marine environment, atmospheric protection and responsibility and liability for environmental damage

By introducing and highlighting the most important instruments and cases of international environmental law, this textbook seeks to provide environmental law students and non-specialists with a rich and full understanding of the topic.

Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
Preface
1. Introduction
PART I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND APPROACHES
2. Sustainable development
3. Permanent sovereignty over natural resources
4. Prevention of transboundary harm
5. The precautionary principle
6. Polluter-pays principle
7. Intergenerational equity
8. The human right to a healthy environment
9. Environmental impact assessment
PART II: SUBSTANTIVE LAW
10. Protection of the marine environment
11. Conservation of marine living resources
12. Biodiversity and marine biodiversity
13. The law of international watercourses
14. Management of hazardous waste
15. Atmospheric protection
16. Climate change
PART III: IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT
17. Responsibility and liability for environmental damage
18. Non-compliance procedures
19. The settlement of environmental disputes
PART IV: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
20. Trade and the environment
21. The protection of the environment in armed conflict

Index