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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.
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'International Environmental Law: Text, Cases and Materials by Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Meagan S. Wong and Joseph Crampin provides the perfect teaching tool for international environmental law. The breadth of topics covered and the excellent content of its substance makes this an essential source for students, practitioners and all interested in international environmental law.' -- Dr Nilufer Oral, Director, NUS Centre for International Law and Member, International Law Commission 'International Environmental Law: Text, Cases and Materials is a long overdue book in the academic and practitioners' world. Three distinguished jurists present a comprehensive publication covering the main areas of interest for all persons wishing to learn about the role and place of International Law in environmental discussions, negotiations and regimes' setting. The legal elements influencing and shaping the treatment of the marine environment, the protection of the atmosphere and climate change, among other subjects, are presented in a well-structured and clear manner. Experts, practitioners, students, and professors from different backgrounds, will be pleased to use this book as a reference in their working activities and will find in it a source of inspiration. Spanning from principles and approaches to the multiple relationships with other branches of international law in the field of trade and armed conflicts, this book reflects the fertile process of affirmation and development of international law in our contemporary world.' 'A wonderfully accessible and necessary collection of essential materials in one of the most vital and dynamic fields of international law - this fine and intelligent editorial exercise will be of great utility to students, scholars and practitioners, a reminder of the vibrancy and depth of our efforts to protect our environment, and the challenges along the paths yet to be travelled.' -- Professor Philippe Sands QC, University College London, UK
Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Chair of Public International Law, Queen Mary University of London, Meagan S. Wong, Lecturer, School of Law, University of Essex and Joseph Crampin, Lecturer, University of Glasgow and Associate Lecturer, University College London, UK
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