International Law and the Environment

Paperback | January 15, 2009

byPatricia Birnie, Alan Boyle, Catherine Redgwell

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As conservation of the environment plays an increasingly important role within society, International Law and the Environment continues to be the essential read for students and practioners alike. International Law and the Environment, whilst remaining rooted within the substantive law, places legislation on the protection of the environment firmly at the core of its current context. Written by three of the foremost experts in this field, the authors employ sharp and thorough analysis of thelaws, allowing them to share their extensive knowledge and experience with the reader. The authors provide a unique perspective on the implications of International regulation, promoting a wider understanding of the pertinent issues impacting upon the law.This edition features extended treatment of Genetically Modified Organisms and biotechnology as well as the implications of ethics and the environment. It also benefits from new material covering the role of the International Maritime Organisation and Non-Governmental Organisations, which continueto grow in their influence over legislative provisions. These revisions ensure that not only does International Law and the Environment remain at the forefront of developments but continues to provide the most complete coverage of the growing subject of environmental law.

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As conservation of the environment plays an increasingly important role within society, International Law and the Environment continues to be the essential read for students and practioners alike. International Law and the Environment, whilst remaining rooted within the substantive law, places legislation on the protection of the env...

Patricia Birnie is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economcs and Political Science. Alan Boyle is a Professor of Public International Law at the University of Edinburgh. Catherine Redgwell is a Professor of International Law and Vice-Dean at University College, London.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:830 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.06 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198764227

ISBN - 13:9780198764229

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Table of Contents

1. International Law and the Environment2. International Governance and the Formulation of Environmental Law and Policy3. The Structure of International Environmental Law I: Rights and Obligations of States4. The Structure of International Environmental Law II: Regulation, Compliance, Enforcement and Dispute Settlement5. The Structure of International Environmental Law III: Environmental Rights and Crimes6. Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use of International Watercourses7. The Law of the Sea and the Protection of the Marine Environment8. The International Control of Hazardous Waste9. Nuclear Energy and the Environment10. Protecting the Atmosphere and Outer Space11. Conservation of Nature, Ecosystems, and Biodiversity: Principles and Problems12. Conservation of Migratory and Land-based Species and Biodiversity13. Conservation of Marine Living Resources and Biodiversity14. International Trade and Environmental Protection