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Principles of International Environmental Law

Principles of International Environmental Law

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By (author) Philippe Sands, By (author) Jacqueline Peel, With Adriana Fabra, With Ruth Mackenzie

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 994 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 248mm x 44mm | 2,282g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521769590
  • ISBN 13: 9780521769594
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,013,148

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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.

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Philippe Sands is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals in the UCL Faculty of Laws. He is also a practising barrister, with extensive experience litigating cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes and the European Court of Justice. Jacqueline Peel is an Associate Professor at the Melbourne Law School, with a background in environmental science and law. She has taught many courses in environmental law, international environmental law and climate change law, and has published widely in the field.

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'The third edition of Principles of International Environmental Law is the ultimate book for all interested in studying this subject. It provides an exhaustive analysis of contemporary international environmental law, from the perspectives of its historical and political development. Written by leading experts with a world-wide reputation, it will be, as its two previous editions were, a must in studies of international environmental law. With a clearer structure than previous editions, it is erudite but accessible and it provides a wealth of information.' Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London 'From its very first edition, this important book has been an indispensable resource for students and practitioners. It provides an accurate account of the development and current state of the law and well organized and comprehensive coverage of key topics. The updated chapters on water, biodiversity, climate change and international trade are particularly welcome. I warmly recommend it to anyone studying international environmental law.' Dr C. P. McKenzie, University of Cambridge 'The third edition of Principles of International Environmental Law is the ultimate book for all interested in studying this subject. Written by leading experts with world-wide reputation, it is erudite but accessible making it a must in studies of international environmental law.' Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London

Table of contents

Part I. The Legal and Institutional Framework: 1. The environment and international society: issues, concepts and definitions; 2. History; 3. Governance: states, international organisations and non-state actors; 4. International law-making and regulation; 5. Compliance: implementation, enforcement and dispute settlement; Part II. Principles and Rules Establishing Standards: 6. General principles and rules; 7. Atmosphere and climate change; 8. Freshwater resources; 9. Oceans, seas and fisheries; 10. Biodiversity; 11. Hazardous substances and activities; 12. Waste; 13. Polar regions; Part III. Techniques for Implementing International Principles and Rules: 14. Environmental impact assessment; 15. Environmental information; 16. Financial resources, technology transfer and intellectual property; 17. Liability for environmental damage; Part IV. Linkage of International Environmental Law and Other Areas of International Law: 18. Human rights and armed conflict; 19. International trade and competition; 20. Foreign investment; 21. Future developments.