Transboundary Damage in International Law

Transboundary Damage in International Law

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Transboundary Damage in International Law

The Chernobyl disaster, "Amoco Cadiz" oil spill and the Colorado River dispute are examples of an activity conducted by one state which has serious adverse effects in the territory of another or in global common areas. This book details the international rules and compensation procedures for governmental officials, international lawyers and jurists. It covers existing laws on international liability and the underlying legal issues that require further development.

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ISBN-13: 9780521814232
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series , #27
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Xue Hanqin is Director-General of the Law and Treaty Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China. She was one of the first women to be elected (in 2001) to the International Law Commission. She has broad experience in both bilateral and multilateral negotiations of international treaties on various subjects of public international law. She is also a professor of law at the Beijing University School of Law and the College of Foreign Diplomacy of China, and Vice-President of the Chinese Society of International Law.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface and acknowledgements; List of treaties; List of cases; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Part I. Accidental damage: 2. Liability for accidental damage; 3. Substantive rules and principles: issues and problems; Part II. Non-Accidental Damage: 4. Liability for non-accidental damage; 5. The doctrine of due diligence and standards of conduct; Part III. Damage to the Global Commons: 6. Liability for damage to the global commons; 7. Legal issues relating to damage to the global commons; Part VI. Underlying Principles: 8. The nature and basis of international liability; 9. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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