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Transboundary Environmental Interference and the Origin of State Liability
     

Transboundary Environmental Interference and the Origin of State Liability

by Rene Lefeber
 

ISBN-10: 9041102752

ISBN-13: 9789041102751

Pub. Date: 06/01/1996

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

On-going deterioration of the state of the environment and the continuous risk of an environmental disaster has forced society to reconsider its environmental and developmental objectives. For economic and environmental reasons, the costs of prevention and reparation of environmental harm should be channelled to the polluter. However, such channelling may run

Overview

On-going deterioration of the state of the environment and the continuous risk of an environmental disaster has forced society to reconsider its environmental and developmental objectives. For economic and environmental reasons, the costs of prevention and reparation of environmental harm should be channelled to the polluter. However, such channelling may run counter to legal principles. This work scrutinizes this field of tension between economic and legal principles at state level. It provides a unique analysis of traditional thinking on state liability for transboundary harm and the theories which have challenged it since the proliferation of hazardous activities in the 1960s. The author favours a return to traditional thinking, but has an eye for the theories that challenged it with the aim of safeguarding the compensation of victims of transboundary harm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789041102751
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Series:
Developments in International Law Series , #24
Pages:
388

Table of Contents

Preface. List of Abbreviations. 1. Introduction. 2. The Obligation to Prevent and Abate Transboundary Environmental Interference. 3. The Origin of State Liability: An Introduction. 4. Liability Ex Delicto. 5. Liability Sine Delicto Stricto Sensu. 6. Liability Sine Delicto Lato Sensu 7. The Obligation to Ensure Prompt, Adequate, and Effective Compensation. 8. Conclusions. Bibliography. Table of Treaties and Other Selected Instruments. Table and Index of Cases. Country Index. Subject Index.

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