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Overview

This second edition of Philippe Sands' leading textbook on international environmental law provides a clear and authoritative introduction to the subject, revised to 1 January 2003. It updates existing topics and addresses important new topics, such as the Kyoto Protocol, genetically modified organisms, and foreign investment and environmental protection. It will remain the most comprehensive account of the international principles and rules relating to environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources. In addition to the key material from the 1992 Rio Conference and the 2002 Johannesburg Conference and subsequent developments, Sands covers topics including the legal and institutional framework, the field's historic development and standards for general application. This will continue to be an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practitioners.
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'The third edition of Principles of International Environmental Law is the ultimate book for all interested in studying this subject. It provides an exhaustive analysis of contemporary international environmental law, from the perspectives of its historical and political development. Written by leading experts with a world-wide reputation, it will be, as its two previous editions were, a must in studies of international environmental law. With a clearer structure than previous editions, it is erudite but accessible and it provides a wealth of information.' Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London

'From its very first edition, this important book has been an indispensable resource for students and practitioners. It provides an accurate account of the development and current state of the law and well organized and comprehensive coverage of key topics. The updated chapters on water, biodiversity, climate change and international trade are particularly welcome. I warmly recommend it to anyone studying international environmental law.' Dr C. P. McKenzie, University of Cambridge

'The third edition of Principles of International Environmental Law is the ultimate book for all interested in studying this subject. Written by leading experts with world-wide reputation, it is erudite but accessible making it a must in studies of international environmental law.' Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521521062
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1246
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Philippe Sands is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals in the UCL Faculty of Laws. He is also a practising barrister, with extensive experience litigating cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes and the European Court of Justice.

Jacqueline Peel is an Associate Professor at the Melbourne Law School, with a background in environmental science and law. She has taught many courses in environmental law, international environmental law and climate change law, and has published widely in the field.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface and acknowledgments to the first edition
Preface and acknowledgments to the second edition
Table of cases
Table of treaties and other international instruments
List of abbreviations
Pt. I The legal and institutional framework
1 The environment and international society: issues, concepts and definitions 3
2 History 25
3 Governance: states, international organisations and non-state actors 70
4 International law-making and regulation 123
5 Compliance: implementation, enforcement, dispute settlement 171
Pt. II Principles and rules establishing standards
6 General principles and rules 231
7 Human rights and armed conflict 291
8 Atmosphere 317
9 Oceans and seas 391
10 Freshwater resources 459
11 Biological diversity 499
12 Hazardous substances and activities 618
13 Waste 675
14 The polar regions: Antarctica and the Arctic 710
15 European Community environmental law 732
Pt. III Techniques for implementing international principles and rules
16 Environmental impact assessment 799
17 Environmental information 826
18 Liability for environmental damage 869
19 International trade and competition 940
20 Financial resources, technology and intellectual property 1020
21 Foreign investment 1056
Index 1074
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