A Guide to International Environmental Law

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"Guide to International Environmental Law" addresses why and how the international system elaborates environmental obligations and monitors compliance with them. The book discusses the relationship between international obligations and national and local law, with particular reference to federal systems. It points out the influence national law has on the emergence of international law and the growing role international norms play in the development and enforcement of national and local environmental policies. It also examines the extent to which environmental protection should be and is taken into account in other regulatory frameworks, from trade law and human rights to disarmament and refugee policy.
 

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Table des matières

Chapter I Introduction to International Law
1
What Is International Law?
3
C Some Basic Principles of International Law
11
D The Relationship Between International Law and Domestic Law
16
Compliance and Enforcement
18
Chapter II The Development of International Environmental Law
31
A The Beginnings to the Stockholm Conference
32
B From Stockholm to Rio
37
A Substantive Principles
90
B Principles of Process
98
C Equitable Principles
104
D Conclusions
109
Chapter VI Common Legal Requirements and Implementing Measures
111
A Internationally Mandated Domestic Laws and Policies
112
B Interstate Measures
149
Chapter VII The Substance of International Environmental Law
155

C The Impact of the Rio Conference
42
D The World Conference on Sustainable Development WSSD
44
Chapter III International Actors and Stakeholders
47
B International Organizations
48
C The Private Sector
65
D Public Interest Organizations
69
Chapter IV Multilateral Environmental Agreements
73
A Negotiations
74
B Structure
75
C Common Provisions and Characteristics of MEAs
77
D Treaty Bodies and Their Functions
79
E Compliance Procedures
81
F Dispute Settlement
84
Chapter V Common Customary? Legal Principles
89
B Atmosphere Stratosphere and Climate
160
C Biological Diversity
176
D Marine Environment
190
E Hazardous Substances and Wastes
206
Chapter VIII Environmental Protection in Other Subject Areas of International Law
225
B Human Rights
237
C Trade and Investment
241
D Military Materials and Activities
253
Conclusions
271
Select Bibliography and Internet Sites
275
Multilateral Environmental Agreements
279
Glossary
291
Index
303
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Alexandre Kiss has long been considered one of the founders of international environmental law. His four decades of work on the topic helped develop many of the key concepts and the normative framework in place today. He has made lasting contributions as a teacher, scholar, and environmental lawyer.
Dinah Shelton is the Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. She has been a consultant to most international and regional organizations concerned with human rights or environmental protection.

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