International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Hardcover | August 15, 1999

EditorAlan Boyle, David Freestone

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International Environmental Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges is a collection of essays that cover some of the most important contemporary issues in contemporary law relating to sustainable development, the utilization of natural resources, and theprotection of the environment. Written by well-known experts on these topics who include judges of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; legal advisers from international organizations such as the World Bank, the International MaritimeOrganization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization; and practitioners of international law, as well as some of the leading scholars writing on international environmental law and related subjects this book covers many of the major legal developments that have taken place since the UnitedNations Conference on Environmental Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The contributors bring new perspectives on sustainable development as a legal principle, the role of the International Law Commission in codifying international environmental law, the protection of the marine environment following the entry into force of the 1982 UN Convention of the Law of theSea, and the revolution in international fisheries law. The editors have ensured that the book covers a wide range of topics from Antarctica to small whales and the book will be of particular interest to those teaching or practising law of the sea and international environmental law.

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International Environmental Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges is a collection of essays that cover some of the most important contemporary issues in contemporary law relating to sustainable development, the utilization of natural resources, and theprotection of the environment. Written by well-kno...

Alan Boyle is Professor of Public International Law at Edinburgh University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198298072

ISBN - 13:9780198298076

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Notes on ContributorsTable of CasesTable of Treaties and Other InstrumentsList of AbbreviationsAlan Boyle and David Freestone: IntroductionVaughan Lowe: Sustainable Development and Unsustainable ArgumentsPhilippe Sands: Sustainable Development: Treaty, Custom and the Cross-Fertilization of International LawAlan Boyle: Codification of International Environmental Law and the International Law Commission: Injurious Consequences RevisitedRosalyn Higgins: Natural Resources in the Case Law of the International CourtDolliver Nelson: The Development of the Legal Regime of High Seas FisheriesDavid Freestone: International Fisheries Law Since Rio: The Continued Rise of the Precautionary PrincipleWilliam Edeson: Towards Long Term Sustainable Use: Some Recent Developments in the Legal Regime of FisheriesCatherine Redgwell: Protection of Ecosystems under International Law: Lessons from AntarcticaRobin Churchill: Sustaining Small Cetaceans: A Preliminary Evaluation of the ASCOBANS and ACCOBAMS AgreementsTullio Treves: The Settlement of Disputes According to the Straddling Stocks Agreement of 1995Alexander Yankov: The Law of the Sea Convention and Agenda 21: Marine Environment ImplicationsThomas Mensah: The International Legal Regime for Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment from Land-based Sources of PollutionDavid Anderson: Port States and Environmental ProtectionMagnus Goransson: Liability for Damage to the Marine Environment

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`the best up-to-date primer on marine environment law today.'EJIL (2000) Vol 11 No. 4 939-946