The last years have seen the rise of new strategies in environmental law which aim at supplementing command and control regulation by economic incentives to reduce pollution. Such incentives would include improved civil law remedies. It is against this background that the Commission of the European Communities proposed a Directive on civil liability for damage caused by waste. The proposal is widely believed to be the precursor of EC liability directives covering other sources of environmental impairment. The authors scrutinize the provisions of this latest piece of (proposed) EC legislation in the field of environmental law and develop policy recommendations on the key issues of waste liability law. The main chapters deal with the parties on which strict waste liability should rest, the requirements regarding causation, the legal remedies which should be available in cases of injury to the environment, and the issue of whether or not to require compulsory insurance.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Studies of the Environmental Law Network International|
|Product dimensions:||5.84(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.47(d)|
About the Author
The Author: Peter Frhr. v. Wilmowsky, Mater of Laws (University of California at Berkeley), was born in 1956. After working for the Sachverständigenrat für Umweltfragen in Wiesbaden, he is now with the Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht in Frankfurt am Main.
Gerhard Roller was born in 1960. At present he is a research fellow at Frankfurt University's Institute for Public and Environmental Law.
Table of Contents
Contents: Study commissioned by the European Parliament - Policy recommendations on the key issues of waste liability law - Persons on which strict waste liability should rest - Requirements regarding causation - Legal remedies which should be available in cases of injury to the environment - Issue of whether or not to require compulsory insurance - Deutsche Zusammenfassung.