Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law: Problems of Definition and Valuation by Michael Bowman

Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law: Problems of Definition and Valuation

EditorMichael Bowman, Alan Boyle

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This study considers the problems of defining and valuing "environmental damage" from the perspective of international and comparative law. The need for a broad and systematic evaluation of this issue is illustrated by the number of topics presently on the international law-making agenda towhich it is relevant, including the UN Compensation Commission's decisions on compensation for environmental losses suffered by Kuwait in the Gulf War, nuclear and oil pollution liability regimes, the development of an environmental liability protocol to the Antarctic Treaty and other agreements onbio-safety and genetically modified organisms. It is thus an important element in contemporary efforts to strengthen legal remedies for environmental harm which does not necessarily come within traditional categories of legally protected personal or property rights. The contributors include experts in national and international law, civil and common law, as well as in the laws of developed and developing states, an economist and a member of the UN Compensation Commission.

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Alan Boyle has taught and practised International Law and International Environmental Law for over twenty years. Educated at Oxford, he taught at Queen Mary College, London, and is now Professor of Public International Law at Edinburgh University. Mr Michael Bowman is a lecturer in law at Nottingham University
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Title:Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law: Problems of Definition and ValuationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:380 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.04 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Michael Bowman: The Definition and Valuation of Environmental Harm2. Alan Boyle: Reparation for Environmental Damage in International Law: Some Preliminary Problems3. Nick Hanley: The Economic Value of Environmental Damage4. Michael Bowman: " Intrinsic Value" and Biological Diversity5. Ruth Mackenzie: Environmental Damage and Living Modified Organisims6. Gunther Handl: Indigenous Peoples' Lifestyle as an Environmental Valuation Problem7. Mojtaba Kazazi: Environmental Damage in the Practice of the UN Compensation Commission8. John Woodliffe: Environmental Damage and Environmental Impact Assessment9. Louise De La Fayette: The Concept of Environmental Damage in International Liability Regimes10. David Ong: The Relationship Between Environmental Damage and Pollution: Marine Oil Pollution Laws in Malasia and Singapore11. Tom Schoenbaum: Environmental Damages in Common Law12. Peter Wetterstein: Environmental Damage in the Legal Systems of the Nordic Countries and Germany13. Malgosia Fitzmaurice: Civil Law Approaches to Environmental Damage: Poland14. Donald Reid: Definition and Valuation of Environmental Damage: The Contribution of the Scottish Legal System15. Etienne Sinatambou: The Approach of Mixed Legal Systems: The Case of Mauritius16. Nukhet Turgut: Definition and Valuation of Environmental Damage in Turkey17. Susanna Vieira: Environmental Damage and Valuation in Brazil18. Winston Anderson: Caribbean Environmental Damage and Valuation19. Edward Brans: The EC White Paper on Environment Liability and the Recovery of Damages for Injury to Public Natural Resources

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"This book by Boyle is the most serious recent publication on this topic [on human rights]...the book under review is the most versatile study on the problem of the link of human rights and environmental protection. The book raises all the relevant issues in a comprehensive and stimulatingmanner. It gives an overview of different arguments. It strikes a good balance between theory and practice...a must for all international lawyers."