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Documents in International Environmental Law, Second Edition, is the companion volume to the second edition of Philippe Sands' Principles of International Environmental Law. It comprises a representative selection of international environmental treaties and documents, which are essential for anyone interested in international law in the field of environmental protection. This edition represents an up-to-date collection of the most important documents, and aims to make the text and the key information on the legal status of the various acts, including its parties where a treaty is concerned, easily accessible to students, academics and practitioners. Each document is introduced with a short Editorial Note, summarising the main provisions of the instrument and placing it in its wider context. Editorial notes are followed by information on the date of adoption/signature of the document, its entry into force and a list of the parties (if a treaty).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521832663
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/29/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1396
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 2.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Philippe Sands is Professor of Laws, University College, London.

Paulo Galizzi is Lecturer in Environmental Law, Imperial College London.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I General instruments
1 Stockholm declaration of the United Nations conference on the human environment, 16 June 1972 3
2 UN general assembly resolution 37/7 on a world charter for nature, 28 October 1982 11
3 Rio declaration on environment and development, 16 June 1992 17
4 Draft articles on prevention of transboundary harm from hazardous activities, 2001 24
Pt. II Atmosphere
5 Convention on long-range transboundary air pollution, 13 November 1979 33
5A Protocol to the 1979 convention on long-range transboundary air pollution on further reduction of sulphur emissions, 14 June 1994 44
5B Non-compliance procedure 59
6 Convention for the protection of the ozone layer, 22 March 1985 63
6A Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, 16 September 1987 82
6B Non-compliance procedure 125
7 United Nations framework convention on climate change, 9 May 1992 128
7A Kyoto protocol to the United Nations framework convention on climate change, 11 December 1997 153
7B Marrakech accords 179
(i) Guidelines for the implementation of article 6 of the Kyoto protocol 181
(ii) Modalities and procedures for a clean development mechanism 193
(iii) Modalities, rules and guidelines for emissions trading under article 17 of the Kyoto protocol 217
(iv) Procedures and mechanisms relating to compliance under the Kyoto protocol 220
Pt. IIIA Oceans : global
8 London convention on the prevention of marine pollution by dumping of wastes and other matter, 29 December 1972 237
8A Protocol to the convention on the prevention of marine pollution by dumping of wastes and other matter, 7 November 1996 252
9 International convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, 2 November 1973 275
9A Protocol of 1978 relating to the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships 1973, 17 February 1978 289
10 United Nations convention on the law of the sea, 10 December 1982 294
11 Agreement for the implementation of the provisions of UNCLOS relating to the conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks, 4 December 1995 336
Pt. IIIB Oceans : regional
12 Convention for the protection of the marine environment and the coastal region of the Mediterranean, 16 February 1976, as revised in Barcelona, 10 June 1995 375
12A Protocol for the prevention and elimination of pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by dumping from ships and aircraft or incineration at sea, 16 February 1976, as revised on 10 June 1995 394
12B Protocol concerning co-operation in preventing pollution from ships and, in cases of emergency, combating pollution of the Mediterranean Sea, 25 January 2002 403
12C Protocol for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution from land-based sources and activities, 17 May 1980, as amended on 7 March 1996 417
12D Protocol concerning specially protected areas and biological diversity in the Mediterranean, 10 June 1995, and including annexes adopted on 24 November 1996 434
12E Protocol for the protection of the mediterranean sea against pollution resulting from exploration and exploitation of the continental shelf and the seabed and its subsoil, 14 October 1994 459
12F Protocol on the prevention of pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal, 1 October 1996 486
13 Convention for the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic, 22 September 1992 505
Pt. IV Freshwater resources
14 Convention on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes, 17 March 1992 539
14A Protocol on water and health to the 1992 convention on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes, 17 June 1999 558
15 United Nations convention on the law of the non-navigational uses of international watercourses, 21 May 1997 579
Pt. V Biodiversity
16 International convention for the regulation of whaling, 2 December 1946 601
17 Convention on wetlands of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat, 2 February 1971 636
18 Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage, 16 November 1972 644
19 Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora, 3 March 1973 661
20 Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals, 23 June 1979 681
21 Convention on biological diversity, 5 June 1992 696
21A Cartagena protocol on biosafety to the convention on biological diversity, 29 January 2000 725
22 Non-legally binding authoritative statement of principles for a global consensus on the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests, 13 June 1992 751
23 United Nations convention to combat decertification in countries experiencing serious drought and/or decertification, particularly in Africa, 17 June 1994 759
Pt. VIA Hazardous substances and activities : nuclear
24 Treaty banning nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, in outer space and under water, 5 August 1963 793
25 Convention on nuclear safety, 20 September 1994 797
Pt. VIB Hazardous substances and activities : pesticides
26 Convention on the prior informed consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade, 10 September 1998 813
27 Convention on persistent organic pollutants, 22 May 2001 838
Pt. VIC Hazardous substances and activities : waste
28 Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal, 22 March 1989 879
28A Decision III/1 of the conference of the parties (amendment to the Basel Convention), 22 September 1995 (the 'Basel Ban') 915
28B Protocol on liability and compensation for damage resulting from transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal, 10 December 1999 918
29 Convention on the ban of the import into Africa and the control of transboundary movement and management of hazardous wastes within Africa, 29 January 1991 936
30 Code of practice on the international transboundary movement of radioactive waste, 21 September 1990 968
Pt. VII Human rights and the environment
31 European convention on human rights and fundamental freedoms, 4 November 1950 977
32 African charter on human and peoples' rights, 27 June 1981 978
33 Additional protocol to the American convention on human rights in the area of economic, social and cultural rights (the 'protocol of San Salvador'), 17 November 1988 979
Pt. VIII War and the environment
34 Convention on the prohibition of military of any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques, 18 May 1977 983
35 Protocol I additional to the Geneva convention of 12 August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts, 8 June 1977 989
36 United nations security council resolution 687, 3 April 1991 998
Pt. IX Trade and the environment
37 Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, 15 April 1994 1001
37A General agreement on tariffs and trade, 1947/1994 1006
37B Agreement on technical barriers to trade 1012
37C Agreement on the application of sanitary and phythosanitary measures 1015
37D Agreement on trade related aspects of intellectual property rights 1020
Pt. X Environmental impact assessment and access to information
38 Convention on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context, 25 February 1991 1023
38A Protocol on strategic environmental assessment, 21 May 2003 1042
39 Convention on the transboundary effects of industrial accidents, 17 March 1992 1063
40 World bank operational policy 4.01 on environmental assessment, January 1999 1097
41 Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters, 25 June 1998 1109
41A Compliance committee and procedures for the review of compliance 1136
41B Protocol on pollutant release and transfer registers, 21 May 2003 1143
Pt. XI Liability for environmental damage and breaches of environmental obligations
42 International convention on civil liability for oil pollution damage, 27 November 1992 1181
43 International convention on the establishment of an international fund for compensation for oil pollution damage, 27 November 1992 1198
44 Articles on the responsibility of states for internationally wrongful acts, adopted by the international law commission at its fifty-third session, 2001 1224
45 Convention on civil liability for damage resulting from activities dangerous to the environment, 21 June 1993 1242
46 International convention on liability and compensation for damage in connection with the carriage of hazardous and noxious substances by sea, 3 May 1996 1263
Pt. XII The Antarctic
47 Antarctic Treaty, 1 December 1959 1305
47A Protocol on environmental protection to the Antarctic Treaty, 4 October 1991 1313
48 Convention for the conservation of Antarctic seals, 1 June 1972 1357
49 Convention on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources, 20 May 1980 1365
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