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Research Handbook on International Environmental Law

Edited by Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Professor of Public International Law, Queen Mary, University of London, UK, David M. Ong, Nottingham Trent University, UK and Panos Merkouris, Department of International and Constitutional Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
This wide-ranging and comprehensive Handbook examines recent developments in international environmental law (IEL) and the crossover effects of this expansion on other areas of international law, such as trade law and the law of the sea.
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Publication Date: 2010
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  • Environment
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
  • Public International Law
This wide-ranging and comprehensive Handbook examines recent developments in international environmental law (IEL) and the crossover effects of this expansion on other areas of international law, such as trade law and the law of the sea.

The expert contributors offer analyses of foundational issues in IEL, such as responsibility for environmental damage, sustainable development and the precautionary principle, alongside studies in topical subject areas including marine protection and the law of international watercourses. This Research Handbook offers an in-depth analysis of IEL, both as a field of law in its own right, and as part of the wider system of international law. It gives a comprehensive view of IEL in all its forms and complexity.

With thorough examination of specific environmental regimes and compliance mechanisms, this Handbook will be an indispensable resource for legal scholars, students and practitioners alike.
‘This book offers a timely contribution in the field of international environmental law. The way it presents the fundamental principles of international environmental law is innovative. For this, the author gains especial credit. She deals with the most fundamental and difficult legal issues in such a pragmatic manner that one will clearly understand the practical difficulties involved in implementing these principles. Readers will particularly benefit from the analytical approach undertaken in this book. They will understand the importance of these principles in the field of international environmental law and, at the same time, realize how difficult it is to find the concrete basis of these principles, which shows the difficulties in the application of these principles in practice. The book is well researched. The arguments are well grounded and consistent. Students, practitioners and those with a general interest in the fundamental principles underlying contemporary international environmental law alike will enjoy reading this book.’
– International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

‘. . . an impressive volume, the editors have put together a high quality collection. Research Handbook on International Environmental Law ought to be an invaluable reference source for both teachers and students of international environmental law in the years to come.’
– Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
Contributors: R. Barnes, M. Bowman, E. Brown Weiss, A.C. Brusendorff, P. Cullet, L.A. de La Fayette, N. de Sadeleer, M.A. Drumbl, O. Elias, M. Fitzmaurice, D. Freestone, D. French, P. Galizzi, A. Gillespie, J. Gomula, A. Herklotz, K. Hulme, N. Klein, K. Kummer Peiry, F. Lesniewska, G. Loibl, P. Merkouris, P. Okowa, D.M. Ong, H. Paulomäki, A. Perry-Kessaris, M. Pyhälä, J. Razzaque, P. Schwartz, K.N. Scott, D. Shelton, G. Ulfstein
Contents:

Preface
Panos Merkouris

PART I: INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AS A SYSTEM OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
1. Actors and Law-making in International Environmental Law
Mark A. Drumbl

2. International Framework for Environmental Decision-making
Geir Ulfstein

PART II: THEORIES AND CONCEPTS OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
3. Sustainable Development
Duncan French

4. Environment and Development: Friends or Foes in the 21st Century?
Paolo Galizzi and Alena Herklotz

5. Implementing Intergenerational Equity
Edith Brown Weiss

6. An Introduction to Ethical Considerations in International Environmental Law
Alexander Gillespie

7. The World Bank and Sustainable Development
David Freestone

8. Common but Differentiated Responsibilities
Philippe Cullet

9. The Principles of Prevention and Precaution in International Law: Two Heads of the Same Coin?
Nicolas de Sadeleer

PART III: SUBSTANTIVE PRINCIPLES
10. The Precautionary Principle
Minna Pyhälä, Anne Christine Brusendorff and Hanna Paulomäki

11. Environmental Impact Assessment
Olufemi Elias

12. The Polluter-Pays Principle
Priscilla Schwartz

PART IV: HUMAN RIGHTS TO A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT
13. Human Rights and the Environment: Substantive Rights
Dinah Shelton

14. Human Rights to a Clean Environment: Procedural Rights
Jona Razzaque

PART V: RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HARM
15. Responsibility for Environmental Damage
Phoebe Okowa

16. International Liability for Damage to the Environment
Louise Angélique de La Fayette

17. Corporate Liability for Environmental Harm
Amanda Perry-Kessaris

PART VI: DISPUTE SETTLEMENT AND COMPLIANCE
18. Settlement of International Environmental Law Disputes
Natalie Klein

19. Environmental Disputes in the WTO
Joanna Gomula

20. Compliance Procedures and Mechanisms
Gerhard Loibl

21. International Legal Efforts to Address Human-Induced Global Climate Change
David M. Ong

22. Filling The Holes: The Montreal Protocol’s Non-Compliance Mechanism
Feja Lesniewska

PART VII: BIODIVERSITY
23. Environmental Protection and the Concept of Common Concern of Mankind
Michael Bowman

24. International Environmental Law Governing Threats to Biological Diversity
David M. Ong

25. Fisheries and Marine Biodiversity
Richard Barnes

PART VIII: SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REGIMES
26. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and Marine Environmental Protection
David M. Ong

27. Environmental Protection in Armed Conflict
Karen Hulme

28. The Relationship between the Law of International Watercourses and Sustainable Development
Malgosia Fitzmaurice

29. International Chemicals and Waste Management
Katharina Kummer Peiry

30. Drilling at the Poles: Environmental Protection in the Antarctic and the Arctic
Karen N. Scott

Index