The WTO and International Environemntal Law: Towards Conciliation by Anupam Goyal

The WTO and International Environemntal Law: Towards Conciliation

byAnupam Goyal

Hardcover | March 9, 2006

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The coming into existence of the WTO agreements has affected international economic relations and activities to an unprecedented extent by formalizing and institutionalizing them into a multilateral system. The WTO has also brought into being mechanisms to monitor compliance with theagreements. Meanwhile over the years norms of international environmental law have also evolved at both international and regional levels. Some treaties require signatory nations to change their own legal systems to harmonize them with the new norms aimed at protecting the earth's environment. Thevery important question which arises as a result is: Do the WTO norms override those of international environmental law? The author of this extremely topical book has made a detailed study of these two aspects of international law, discussed the interface between them with the aim of identifyingmethods of harmonious interpretation. The author argues that it is possible to make the rules under the law of international trade and of environmental law compatible by giving primary importance to humanity's ultimate goal of environmentally sustainable economic development.

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GOYAL, ANUPAM

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Title:The WTO and International Environemntal Law: Towards ConciliationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 8.43 × 5.43 × 1.22 inPublished:March 9, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter I: Trade and Environment Laws: Structure and Opposite ConcernsChapter II: Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Non-Party States and GATT/WTOChapter III: Process and Production Based Environmental Trade Measures of MEAs and Non-discrimination Mandate of GATT/WTOChapter IV: Environmental Exceptions of GATT: MEAs and GATT Article XXChapter V: Financial Assistance Provisions under Montreal Protocol and WTO Agreements on Subsidies and Countervailing MeasuresChapter VI: Intellectual Property Rights Under the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention of Biological DiversityChapter VII: Reconciling MEAs and GATT/WTO Through the Rules of Treaty InterpretationConclusionBibliography.