international environmental law Articles

  • The Transformation of International Environmental Law

    Keywords: International environmental law, environmental law, global challenges, harmoni-sation and common interests 2012 is the fortieth anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environ-ment, a seminal event which marked the first time that the international community had addressed the environment as an international issue in a serious way. Back in 1972, the Conference called ...


  • International Environmental Law Committee Newsletter

    The Emerging Role of Private Social and Environmental International Standards in Economic Globalization Over the past two decades, a rapidly increasing number of people have sought to align their social and environmental values with their spending habits. This evolution in commerce encompasses the certified organic food people eat, the shoes and clothes they wear, and the financial investments ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Biotechnology and International Law

    As its title suggests, this book deals with possible impacts of modern biotechnology on international law and how international law can be adapted to meet the new challenges presented by such technology. It grew out of a collective research project in the period between 2003 and 2005 by a number of scholars and experts in this field, including academics, practitioners and officials of ...


  • Nuclear terrorism and environmental protection under international law

    To counter nuclear and radiological terrorism and prevent the adverse economic, social and environmental consequences of such illicit acts perpetrated by non–state actors, the international community has established a comprehensive legal framework comprising soft law and legally binding instruments. This paper collates the international legal instruments relating to nuclear security and discusses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Policy and Law

    The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) completed its work by electing the Court’s first 18 judges, who will be sworn in during a ceremony on 11 March 2003 at The Hague, Netherlands. The role of the judges, and that of the Prosecutor, who is expected to be elected at the Assembly’s next session in April, are key to shaping the Court and making ...


    By IOS Press

  • New environmental liability law in Spain

    Last 24 October 2007 the Official State Bulletin (BOE) Law 26/2007of 23 October on Environmental Liability was published. This text aims to transpose European Directive 2004/35/CE, of 21 April on Environmental Liability which seeks to achieve the prevention and remedying of environmental damage. It establishes a framework based on the 'polluter pays and repair' principle, according to which ...

  • Book Review: Yearbook of International Environmental Law. Volume 13, 2002

    Yearbook of International Environmental Law. Volume 13. 2002, edited by G. Ulfstein and J. Werksman. Oxford University Press, 2004. 951pp. ISBN 0-19-926415-4Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sovereignty of states, peaceful nuclear energy and principles of international environmental law

    The sovereign right of states to peaceful nuclear energy is analysed on the basis of principles of international environmental law. The exercise of this right depends on the implementation of certain obligations under international law. The notion of sovereignty as independence and superiority does not serve the challenges of peaceful nuclear energy and the modern understanding of the environment ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ocean Acidification: A Litmus Test for International Law

    Ocean acidification, the changing chemistry of the oceans as a result of the absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, is caused by the atmospheric pollutant that is also the main driver of anthropogenic climate change, having effects on the marine environment as serious as other pollutants entering the oceans. However there is no discernible pressure for a new regime to address the ...

  • The customary international law of transboundary fresh waters

    Drawing upon the experience of a century, nations have constructed a customary international law for transboundary fresh water resources built around the principle of equitable utilisation. The earliest complete formulation of this body of law was as the Helsinki Rules on the Uses of International Rivers of the International Law Association of 1966. Like all customary law, this body of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Looking through the prism of international environment and human rights law - International Civil Nuclear Liability Law and a call for Indian exceptionalism

    As the spectre of climate change and competition over fossil fuels have led energy–hungry states towards nuclear power, liability rules for nuclear damage have acquired increased significance. However, many of the core common elements of the existing international legal regimes on civil nuclear liability - channelling of liability, quantum and temporal limits, definition of harm, etc. - are not ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Book Review: Environmental Protection of International Watercourses under International Law by Owen McIntyre

    Environmental Protection of International Watercourses under International Law, by Owen McIntyre. Hampshire, UK, Ashgate, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-7546-7055-1 Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Judges Active in Promoting Environmental Law Capacity Building

    The pre-summit WSSD Global Judges Symposium on the Role of Law and Sustainable Development in Johannesburg between 18–20 August 2002 was a signal event. Never before have so many senior judges from so many nations come together to discuss environmental law. In fact, 126 judges, including 32 Chief Justices or their equivalent, from 60 countries participated. Besides national judges, the group also ...


    By IOS Press

  • Index of Authors: Environmental Law Review 13 (2011)

    Antonopoulos, Irene, Responding to Claims of Property Interests on Maritime Public Property Interfering with Environmental Protection 318 Boute, Dr Anatole, review of The EU as International Environmental Negotiator by Tom Delrcux 350 Burrell, Alison, 'Good Agricultural Practices' in the Agri-food Supply Chain 251 Cardwell, Michael, European Union Agricultural Policy ...


  • Index of Authors: Environmental Law Review 11 (2009)

    Abbot, Carolyn, The Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 38 Bogojevic, Sanja, The EU ETS Directive Revised: Yet Another Stepping Stone 279 Bradshaw, Carrie, Trie New Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide 196 Cadcll, Richard, Of Mussels and Marinas: The Menai Mussels 286 Clayton, Nigel, Equator Principles and Social Rights: ...


  • Sustainability of international trade law: the legality of unilateral trade measures for environmental protection in the GATT/WTO framework

    Notwithstanding the intensified trade liberalisation that catalyses economic globalisation, the materialistic foundation of free trade is being changed by issues such as environmental degradation and global climate change. While many believe it is agreeable to seek a balance between trade and the environment, the GATT/WTO as an international law regime governing the multilateral trading system ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Complying with and enforcing of environmental law: a critical appraisal of the mechanisms used at the international and the European level

    Despite the vast number of environmental agreements and laws coming into force their impact are not the anticipated ones, as clearly seen from the degradation of the natural environment. This is largely due to ineffective enforcement of and compliance with the environmental obligations encompassed by all these laws and treaties. Thus, enforcement and compliance mechanisms are of paramount ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The overexploitation and illegal trade of Prunus africana in the protected areas in the light of international environmental law (a case study of the Democratic Republic of Congo)

    The increasing demand in natural resources for various reasons has driven humanity to unsustainable consumption of natural capital. Meanwhile, the emerging concept of 'sustainability', which emphasises on the intersection and balance between economy, society and environment, is becoming a gospel. The Brundtland report defines sustainable development as "development, which meets the needs of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water Security, Hydrosolidarity, and international law: a river runs through it

    The challenge of securing safe and plentiful water for all is one of the most daunting challenges faced by the world today ... Our experiences tell us that environmental stress due to lack of water may lead to conflict and would be greater in poor nations.1 At a recent international meeting of the Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum, which was convened in the shadow of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Book Reviews: Climate Change Forced Migration, and International Law

    Keywords: climate change, climate change-related movement, displacement, disappearing states, migration, international law, interna-tional refugee law, international human rights law Millions of people are likely to be uprooted by shoreline erosion, coastal flooding, and agricultural disruption. This book examines how climate change may affect patterns of human mobility and whether ...


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