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International environmental law

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Human Rights and the Environment under African Union Law

Human Rights and the Environment under African Union Law

Author: Michael Addaney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

This book brings together original and novel perspectives on major developments in human rights law and the environment in Africa. Focusing on African Union law, the book explores the core concepts and principles, theory and practice, accountability mechanisms and key issues challenging human rights law in the era of global environmental change. It, thus, extend the frontier of understanding in this fundamental area by building on existing scholarship on African human rights law and the protection of the environment, divulging concerns on redressing environmental and human rights protection issues in the context of economic growth and sustainable development. It further offers unique insight into the development, domestication and implementation challenges relating to human rights law and environmental governance in Africa. This long overdue interdisciplinary exploration of human rights law and the environment from an African perspective will be an indispensable reference point for academics, policymakers, practitioners and advocates of international human rights and environmental law in particular and international law, environmental politics and philosophy, and African studies in general. It is clear that there is much to do, study and share on this timely subject in the African context.

The Constitution of the Environmental Emergency

The Constitution of the Environmental Emergency

Author: Jocelyn Stacey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

This book argues for a reframing of environmental law. It starts from the premise that all environmental issues confront lawmakers as emergencies. Environmental issues pose a fundamental challenge to law because it is impossible to reliably predict which issues contain the possibility of an emergency and what to do in response to such an unforeseen event. These features undermine the conventional understanding of the rule of law. This book argues that approaching environmental issues from the emergency perspective leads us to an understanding of the rule of law that requires public justification. This requirement recentres the debates in environmental law around the question of why governance under the rule of law is something worth having in the environmental context. It elaborates what the rule of law requires of decision-makers in light of our ever-present vulnerability to catastrophic environmental harm. Controversial, compelling and above all timely, this book presents an important new perspective on environmental law.

Corporate Environmental Accountability in International Law

Corporate Environmental Accountability in International Law

This fully updated second edition of Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law examines systematically all international sources of corporate accountability standards with specific reference to environmental protection, and elaborates on their theoretical and practical implications for international environmental law. The book argues that although international environmental law does not bind multinational corporations and other business entities, growing practice points to the emergence and consolidation of international legal standards. These standards allow adapting and translating inter-State obligations embodied in international environmental law into specific normative benchmarks to determine the legitimacy of the conduct of the private sector against internationally recognized values and rules. The role of international organizations who, in the absence of State intervention, identify and promote the application of selected international environmental standards is analyzed in depth. This analysis demonstrates how these international organizations are a driving force in establishing and operationalizing international standards for corporate environmental accountability. The new edition includes a recent assessment of the Rio+20 Summit, analysis of the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights, and the 2012 Performance Standards. It contains a discussion on the role of 'fair and equitable benefit-sharing' under the Convention on Biological Diversity and international human rights law, and analysis of the monitoring practice of the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples' Rights. This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.

International Law for the Environment

International Law for the Environment

Author: Edith Weiss, Daniel Magraw, Stephen McCaffrey, Stephanie Tai Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2020

International Law for the Environment is a comprehensive exposition of contemporary international environmental law and the governance institutions that implement it. Part I sets out the drivers of threats to the planet's air, water and social support systems, the philosophical, economic, and scientific foundations of the legal responses to these threats, and the customary and treaty-based legal regimes that have emerged. These regimes are placed in the context of general international law. Part II introduces the students to the major treaty-based regimes such as those addressing transboundary air and water pollution, the control of pollutants which deplete the ozone layer, global climate change, the protection of oceans and polar regions, the disposal of hazardous wastes outside the country of origin, the protection and allocation of fresh waters and the restoration of degraded aquatic ecosystems, and the conservation of biological diversity. Also addressed is the linkage between agricultural production and the environment. Part III examines the integration of environmental considerations into international regimes such as human rights and environmental justice, international trade law and the financing of sustainable development. Environmental governance is discussed in Part IV, together with material on international environmental institutions and the international legal system. Throughout the book the incorporation of international environmental law principles and treaty obligations into national judicial decisions and legislation is stressed.

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

Author: United Nations: Economic Commission for Europe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2020

The publication presents in English, French and Russian the text of this multilateral environmental agreement, the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents, as amended on 15 December 2015.

The 1997 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and the 1997 Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

The 1997 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and the 1997 Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2020

This publication reproduces the explanatory texts on the nuclear liability instruments adopted under the IAEA's auspices. Finalized by the International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX), these texts constitute a comprehensive study and authoritative interpretation of the IAEA's nuclear liability regime. More particularly, the texts deal with the Protocol to Amend the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage. The publication also presents an overview and brings together the texts of the IAEA's nuclear liability instruments. Finally, it includes a matrix of comparative provisions in the various nuclear liability instruments, as well as the recommendations on how to achieve a global nuclear liability regime, which were adopted by INLEX in 2012 following a request by the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety.

Environmental and Ecology Law

Environmental and Ecology Law

(PART OF BUTTERWORTHS LAW IN CONTEXT SERIES)This new title addresses environmental law from a radical 'green' perspective, looking at the positive function of environmental law in protecting natural resources and promoting biodiversity. The book combines the functions of a textbook and casebook and covers a wide range of topics including: conservation law in both the UK and international; agriculture; property rights and land management; habitat and species protection; and environmental quality.

Training Manual on International Environmental Law

Training Manual on International Environmental Law

Author: United Nations Environment Programme Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2020

It is widely recognized that most environmental problems, challenges and solutions are transboundary, regional or global in scope. The environment is an area where states and stakeholders are cooperating extensively and progressively.This Manual seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the current body of environmental law. It is aimed at legal stakeholders from all backgrounds including government representatives, judges, university professors and students to enable them to more effectively participate in the global, regional and national efforts to preserve our Earth for future generations.

Irresolute Clay

Irresolute Clay

Author: Richard (Brick Court Chambers) Macrory Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

At a time of profound change and rethinking, this book provides insights into how environmental law in the UK has developed into its current form, and considers challenges it will face in the future. Irresolute Clay is not a legal history or textbook, nor a conventional set of legal memoirs. Instead it offers a personal account of the inside stories as experienced by one of the key architects of contemporary environmental law. Taking a thematic approach, it charts fundamental tenets of the subject (such as environmental sanctions, the European dimension, developing the academic discipline of environmental law, and environmental courts and tribunals), from the beginnings of the modern environmental law era in the 1970s to the present day.

Grenzuberschreitende Implikationen Eines Menschenrechts Auf Wasser?

Grenzuberschreitende Implikationen Eines Menschenrechts Auf Wasser?

Author: Adele Kirschner Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2020

Das Buch untersucht die Auswirkungen eines Menschenrechts auf Wasser auf die Nutzung grenzuberschreitender Wasserressourcen und fragt nach den Implikationen fur das internationale Wasserrecht. Es bewegt sich damit an der Schnittstelle des internationalen Menschenrechtsschutzes und des Umweltvoelkerrechts. Die Nutzung von Susswasserressourcen stellt eine inharent internationale Frage dar. Obgleich die Erde von grenzuberschreitenden Gewassern gepragt ist, sind die Verpflichtungen von Staaten gegenuber Rechtstragern in anderen Landern weitestgehend unklar. Die Autorin entwickelt zunachst die These der extraterritorialen Geltung dieses Menschenrechts, womit dieses zum (zusatzlichen) Massstab im Umgang mit grenzuberschreitenden Gewassern wird. Das Buch untersucht was dieser neue, am Menschenrecht ausgerichtete Massstab beinhaltet und was dies fur das internationale Wasserrecht letztlich bedeutet. Sind die Metadaten final von Ihnen freigegeben, werde ich eine ISBN beantragen, ein Cover erstellen lassen und das Buch wird auf unserer Website sichtbar. Sobald dann noch die Summary und die Abdruckgenehmigung vorliegen, kann das Manuskript umgehend in Herstellung gehen.

Legal Instruments for Sustainable Soil Management in Africa

Legal Instruments for Sustainable Soil Management in Africa

Author: Hadijah Yahyah Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2020

This book presents an important discussion on future options for sustainable soil management in Africa from various perspectives, including national soil protection regulations, the role of tenure rights, the work of relevant international institutions such as the UNCCD and FAO, and regional and international cooperation. This first volume of the new subseries Regional Perspectives to the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy includes contributions by African and international experts alike. Given the range of key topics covered, the book offers an indispensable tool for all academics, legislators and policymakers working in this field. The International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy - Regional Perspectives series discusses central questions in law and politics that concern the protection and sustainable management of soil and land in different regions of the world.

Gaps in International Environmental Law

Gaps in International Environmental Law

Author: Maria Antonia Tigre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

The United Nations has set in motion a process to discuss and potentially reach agreement on a Global Pact for the Environment. This book informs those discussions, providing a deep dive into the challenges that characterize international environmental law today as well as the necessary background on the past five decades during which these frameworks were created. The book also describes contemporary negotiations about how, and even whether, to clarify and strengthen the norms that guide us today. By providing a clear picture of the competing trajectories of the current state of the law and our environment, this book equips readers with the knowledge and confidence to shape the future evolution of international environmental law.