International Environmental Disputes: A Reference Handbook

International Environmental Disputes: A Reference Handbook

by Aaron Schwabach

This book offers an intensive investigation of past and present achievements and failures in international environmental law.

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This book offers an intensive investigation of past and present achievements and failures in international environmental law.

Product Details

ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1International Environmental Law in Context1
Sources of International Law4
Before 19418
1941: The Trail Smelter Arbitration14
1941-1972: From the Trail Smelter Arbitration to the Stockholm Declaration16
1972: The Stockholm Declaration19
1972-Present: After Stockholm20
The Role of the United Nations and Its Specialized Agencies24
Fundamental Concepts in International Environmental Law27
Rule-Making, Enforcement, and Dispute Resolution27
The "North-South" Conflict: The Underlying Tension between Environment and Development31
Sustainable Development and Related Concepts33
Philosophical Approaches to International Environmental Law37
Sources and Further Reading39
Books and Articles39
Treaties and Other International Agreements43
Other International Materials45
2Problems, Controversies, and Solutions49
The Classic Model of International Dispute Resolution: The Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Dispute51
Other International Environmental Problems in Central and Eastern Europe: The Tisza Cyanide Spill60
Agricultural Policy and Foreign Trade: Irreconcilable Differences?62
Antarctica: A Successful Mature Treaty Regime68
Atmospheric Pollution: Two Qualified Successes and One Partial Failure70
Transboundary Air Pollution70
Ozone Depletion71
Climate Change73
Biodiversity and Biopiracy79
Other Areas of Dispute85
Disposal of Toxic and Hazardous Substances on Land86
Fresh Water88
The Ocean89
Sources and Further Reading94
Books and Articles94
Treaties and Other International Agreements99
Other International Materials102
3Special Issues for the United States105
International Law in U.S. Practice106
Foreign Law in U.S. Courts109
Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Environmental Laws110
The Comprehensive Environmental Resource Control and Liability Act (CERCLA)114
The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)115
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)116
The Environment and Trade: The Case of the Everglades118
The Environment and War121
Depleted Uranium125
Is a Fifth Geneva Convention Needed?127
Sources and Further Reading128
Books and Articles128
Cases, Statutes, and Other U.S. Legal Materials131
Treaties and Related Documents132
Other International Materials133
Other U.S. Materials133
5Biographical Sketches157
Tom Beanal (1947-)158
Gro Harlem Brundtland (1939-)161
Akiko Domoto (1932-)163
Bjorn Lomborg (1965-)165
Vera Mischenko (1953-)168
Harrison Ngau Laing170
Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995)172
Marina Silva (1958-)176
Janos Vargha (1949-) and Duna Kor178
Sources and Further Reading180
6Treaties, Cases, Reports, and Other Documents185
Sources of International Law185
Statute of the International Court of Justice, Articles 38 and 59185
The Restatement (Third) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States, [section section]102-03186
Antarctic Treaty190
Antarctic Treaty Environmental Protection Protocol192
Basel and Bamako Conventions193
Kuwait Regional Convention for Co-operation on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Pollution201
Law of the Sea Convention203
Outer Space Treaty209
Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1949210
Protocol II to the Geneva Conventions of 1949211
Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court212
International Courts and Tribunals214
Corfu Channel Case214
Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Case215
Trail Smelter Arbitration220
Final Report of the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia Regarding Possible NATO War Crimes221
Other International Materials226
Bogota Declaration226
Rio Declaration231
Stockholm Declaration236
U.S. Cases237
Beanal v. Freeport-McMoRan237
Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. v. Massey242
7Directory of Organizations, Associations, and Agencies251
Intergovernmental Organizations252
Treaty Secretariats262
Nongovernmental Organizations267
8Selected Print and Nonprint Resources273
Books (General)274
Books (Reference and Directories)279
Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Articles and Occasional Papers302
Treaties and Other International Agreements308
Other International Materials312
U.S. Materials314
Statutes and Other Materials315
Web Resources316
About the Author341

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