International Environmental Law

International Environmental Law

by Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Jorge E. Viñuales

Hardcover(2nd Revised ed.)

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International Environmental Law offers a concise, conceptually clear, and legally rigorous introduction to contemporary international environmental law and practice. The book covers all major environmental agreements, paying particular attention to their underlying structure, main legal provisions, and practical operation. It blends legal and policy analysis, making extensive reference to the jurisprudence and scholarship, and addressing the interconnections with other areas of international law, including human rights, humanitarian law, trade and foreign investment. The material is structured into four sections - foundations, substantive regulation, implementation, and influence on other areas of international law - which help the reader to navigate the different areas of international environmental law. Each chapter includes charts summarising the main components of the relevant legal frameworks and provides a detailed bibliography. Suitable for practicing and academic international lawyers who want an accessible, up-to-date introduction to contemporary international environmental law, as well as non-lawyers seeking a concise and clear understanding of the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108423601
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/07/2018
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 594
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

Pierre-Marie Dupuy is Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He also held the chair of general international law at the European University Institute in Florence (2000–8). Professor Dupuy has extensive experience in international law practice, in particular as counsel for governments in numerous cases before the International Court of Justice and as international arbitrator in the field of international investments law. He is a member of the Institut de Droit International (International Law Institute).

Jorge E. Viñuales is the Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge and is the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). He is also Of Counsel at Lalive and a member of the Compliance Committee of the UNECE Protocol on Water and Health. Before joining Cambridge, he held the Pictet Chair of International Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, where he keeps an affiliation. Professor Viñuales has wide experience as a practitioner both in litigation, as arbitrator, counsel and expert, and in transactional matters relating to international law.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Foundations: 1. Emergence and development of international environmental law; 2. Main features of international environmental law; 3. The principles of international environmental law; Part II. Substantive Regulation: 4. Oceans, seas and freshwater; 5. Atmosphere; 6. Biological diversity; 7. Dangerous substances and activities; Part III. Implementation: 8. Traditional approaches: responsibility/liability/adjudication; 9. Alternative approaches - facilitation and management of 'noncompliance'; Part IV. Interactions with Other Branches: 10. Interactions with human rights law; 11. Interactions with the law of armed conflict; 12. Interactions with international economic law.

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