International Law for the Environment


Author: Edith Brown Weiss,A. Tarlock
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314288271
Category:
Page: 1420
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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.

Documents Supplement to International Law for the Environment


Author: Edith Weiss,Daniel Magraw,A. Tarlock,Stephen McCaffrey,Stephanie Tai
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314288288
Category:
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This is the Documents Supplement for Weiss, Magraw, McCaffrey, Tai, and Tarlock's International Law for the Environment.

International Environmental Law and Policy


Author: Edith Brown Weiss
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 1205
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This dynamic casebook takes an interdisciplinary approach in an analytical framework that can be applied to any international environmental legal problem. By studying both legal and non-legal issues, students gain a full and meaningful understanding of this global problem and its legal solutions. International Environmental Law and Policy is the perfect vehicle for tackling the challenges of international environmental law from a global perspective. International Environmental Law and Policy leads students from fundamental issues to sophisticated applications in four main parts: The Nature of International Environmental Issues - Basic Concepts and Context explores non-legal issues such as: global population; intergenerational equity; risk assessments; the tension between industrialized and developing countries; and the underpinning legal issues of public international law and international institutions: Pollution Control offers a detailed analysis of the 'precautionary principle,' the right to a clean environment, general norms applicable to environmental agencies, general principles of international responsibility for environmental harm, and environmental warfare. Natural Resource Management presents detailed discussions of the 'Harmon Doctrine,' the World Heritage Convention, options for conserving biologicla diversity, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and the protection of whales and other species Trade and Finance delves into dispute settlement in the World Trade Organization, the North American Free Trade Agreement, multilateral development banks, debt relief approaches, and funds for the environment. The authors use a skillful blend of material to capture and hold student interest including: detailed case studies that explore international environmental norms exercises which make students apply specific legal rules to real-world cases careful analysis of four principal cases: Trail Smelter; Corfu Channel; Lac Lanous; and Nuclear Weapons Testing appendixes on Researching International Environmental Law, International Organizations, and General Steps in Formulating Multilateral Agreements detailed discussions on the relationship between the international and domestic implementation of law in-depth coverage of the liability, accountability, and valuation of natural resource damages

An Evolutionary Paradigm for International Law

Philosophical Method, David Hume, and the Essence of Sovereignty
Author: J. Gillroy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137376651
Category: Philosophy
Page: 325
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The book transcends conventional social scientific method, political theory and its understanding of global governance to make the study of the philosophical essence of the international legal system fully accessible.

Der Alien Tort Claims Act

Zwischen Völkerrecht und amerikanischer Außenpolitik
Author: Inga Meyer
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161560493
Category: Law
Page: 537
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Der amerikanische "Alien Tort Claims Act" (ATCA) wurde nach seinem Inkrafttreten im Jahr 1789 zunächst wenig beachtet. Durch die bahnbrechende Entscheidung Filartiga v. Pena-Irala gewann der ATCA jedoch unerwartet Bedeutung für die Geltendmachung internationaler Menschenrechte vor amerikanischen Bundesgerichten. Seit den 1980er-Jahren bildet das Gesetz die Grundlage einer Reihe umstrittener und vielseitig diskutierter Gerichtsentscheidungen. Inga Meyer beleuchtet die komplexen Hintergründe und Zusammenhänge der ATCA-Gerichtsbarkeit. Sie legt die historischen Hintergründe dar und analysiert richtungsweisende Gerichtsurteile. Sie untersucht zentral die mögliche Rechtmäßigkeit von ATCA-Klagen aus völkerrechtlicher Perspektive, bevor sie das Gesetz und seine Anwendung aus Sicht der amerikanischen Exekutive und ihrer Außenpolitik hinterfragt.

Sourcebook on Environmental Law


Author: Maurice Sunkin,Professor of Law and Head of Department of Law Maurice Sunkin, LLM
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135341273
Category: Law
Page: 992
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The second edition of this sourcebook brings together a comprehensive selection of the principal international, European and domestic sources of environmental law, together with commentary and extensive references to secondary sources (including relevant websites). The new edition has been fully revised and extended to include the major developments in this rapidly evolving area of law. In particular, at the international level there is now consideration of the Kyoto Protocol 1997, the Aarhus Convention 1998, the Basel Protocol 1999 and the Biosafety Protocol 2000. At the European level, there is coverage of the changes introduced by the Amsterdam Treaty; the 2000 Water Framework Directive; the new Air Quality Directives; and the EC White Paper on Environmental Liability. There is also discussion of the proposed Sixth Environmental Action Programme. The domestic coverage includes consideration of the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999, the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, the implementation of the contaminated land regime, together with coverage of the new UK waste strategy. The book now also includes extensive consideration of the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on environmental law. Recent case law is included throughout. This unique work will provide an extremely valuable resource for all those studying, teaching and working in the field of environmental law.

Human Rights and the Environment

Cases, Law, and Policy
Author: Svitlana Kravchenko
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 637
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Increasingly, environmental rights are being recognized as enforceable human rights, both substantive and procedural. Environmental law can no longer be viewed merely as a matter for policy choices in legislation. This new casebook shows how international and national court cases in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas have begun to interpret treaties, national constitutions, and human rights legislation to protect the environment through the recognition of rights. For the first time, these rich developments are brought together in a book suitable as a primary text for classes and seminars.

International Environmental Law and World Order

A Problem-oriented Coursebook
Author: Jonathan C. Carlson,Geoffrey W. R. Palmer,Burns H. Weston
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314159694
Category: Law
Page: 1564
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The new edition of this innovative coursebook has been thoroughly updated and revised. The problem orientation of the first two editions has been retained, along with the detailed doctrinal exploration of international law that permits the book to be used in either an introductory international law course or an advanced class or seminar on environmental problems. Highlights of the third edition include expanded coverage of climate change; extensive use of international cases to illustrate key legal doctrines and concepts; and a new chapter that explores the concept of "ecological commons governance" and its significance for the future of international environmental law. Most of the problems in the book have been revised extensively, with entirely new problems on whaling, geoengineering, electronic waste exports, chemical exports (DDT and asbestos), environmental trade restrictions, nuclear safety, transboundary air pollution, biodiversity and more.

International Environmental Law and World Order

A Problem-oriented Coursebook
Author: Lakshman D. Guruswamy,Geoffrey W. R. Palmer,Burns H. Weston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780314036896
Category: Environmental law, International
Page: 1199
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Evolution of International Environmental Regimes

The Case of Climate Change
Author: Simone Schiele
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139992848
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Drawing specifically on the international climate regime, Simone Schiele examines international environmental regimes from a legal perspective and analyses a core feature of international regimes - their ability to evolve over time. In particular, she develops a theoretical framework based on general international law which allows for a thorough examination of the understanding of international law and the options for law-creation in international environmental regimes. The analysis therefore provides both a coherent understanding of the international climate regime and a starting point for further research in other regimes.

The Politics of Water

A Survey
Author: Kai Wegerich,Jeroen Warner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136953582
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
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This authoritative reference work gives timely information on the global politics of water. Readers will find case studies on a variety of complex water situations, from the Okavango River that flows through Angola, Namibia and Botswana, to the Euphrates-Tigris of the Upper Persian Gulf. With the current threat of climate change and increasing demand on water resources, the book gives valuable insight into an increasingly politicized topic. Politics of Water is a welcome addition to Routledge’s extensive The Politics of ... reference series. Readers will benefit from: essays on major topics in water politics from a variety of contributors (thirteen in all), including Is water politics? Towards international water relations and The politics of water and mining in South Africa sensitive debate on gender issues, reflecting the fact that in many cultures men are responsible for the supply of water, and women as cultivators and house keepers are the major users an A-Z glossary of key terms, issues, organizations, etc. in water politics information on selected major river basins of the world, including maps detailing water consumption and resources. The Politics of Water is a useful guide to the politics surrounding the availability and provision of water on a world-wide scale. It will prove to be a useful reference source for anyone interested in, or studying, the politics of water and climate change.

International Law

Cases and Commentary
Author: Mark W. Janis,John E. Noyes
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314198877
Category: Law
Page: 1050
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Introduces the history and nature of international law, and examines the sources of international law-treaties, customary international law, general principles, jus cogens, and equity--and the different forums in which international law is interpreted and applied. Also covers important fields of international law: individual and human rights; recognition and self-determination; war and peace; the United Nations; Antarctica; outer space; the law of the sea; international environmental laws; international conflict of laws; foreign sovereign immunity; and act of state. All chapters have been thoroughly updated. This edition newly examines U.S. cases on the application of international law in the U.S. legal system, the legal regime governing climate change, the proliferation of international courts and tribunals, the responsibility of international organizations for the actions of their agents, and recent developments at the International Criminal Court.

Global Issues in Environmental Law


Author: Stephen C. McCaffrey,Rachael Salcido
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 231
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Environmental law addresses the broad question of how to reconcile human activity with the need to protect the life-support system of humans and other species on a planet of limited resources. This question cannot be fully understood or explored without acknowledging that environmental issues do not respect political boundaries. Once introduced to the challenges of effectively addressing environmental problems, students can easily appreciate the value of concerted international efforts to address those challenges, and lessons that can be learned from efforts in other countries. Global Issues in Environmental Law is designed to facilitate the introduction of international and comparative legal issues into the basic Environmental Law course, but could also be used in a seminar on the subject. The book covers: constitutional protection of the environment; the precautionary principle; intergenerational equity; international and comparative approaches to the regulation of air, water and toxic substance pollution; global climate change; wildlife and biodiversity preservation; the Law of the Sea; and management of oceans and coastal areas.

Environmental protection

law and policy
Author: Frederick R. Anderson,Daniel R. Mandelker,A. Dan Tarlock
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 914
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If you're ready to tackle the fundanmental questions surrounding modern environmental law, this comprehensive revision of the classic casebook is your ideal teaching tool. In ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Law & Policy, Third Edition, the authors closely examine the premise that environmental law has progressed from an anti-pollution, & anti-public works movement to a more established perspective that influences all decisions on the use of natural resources. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Law & Policy, leads students to a deep understanding of the legal, policy, & regulatory aspects, one step at a time by: Opening the book with two cases that raise basic issues - "What is environmentalism?' & "What are the sources of environmental law/" - that immediately show the relevance of the interdisciplinary material. Advancing the discussion with a blend of foundational cases & the latest court decisions to explore important topics. Offering more accessible notes that present basic information about the purpose of regulatory programs & also provide alternative & supplementary perspectives on the principle cases. Integrating domestic & international environmental law to show how U.S. law has shaped international law & how evolving international norms are influencing U.S. law. Drawing interdisciplinary materials from the three major sources of environmentalism - science, ethics, & economics - convey the underpinnings of environmental law a well as their limits. Asking pointed questions so students can develop their own perspectives on the pros & cons of various policy instruments. Incorporating charts & graphics throughout the book for more engaging discussions & greater accessibility. The authors cover all the traditional course topics, including: the extent to which environmental law builds on the common law of torts the changing nature of regulatory programs, with separate chapters on the Clean Water & the Clean Air Acts They also incorporate new material on: emissions trading global climate change efforts to reduce automobile usage sustainable development biiodiversity protection environmental justice pollution prevention greater individual-consumer responsibility for environmental protection endangered species the tension between biodiversity protection & the protection of private property enforcement issues

The International Legal System

Cases and Materials
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 1505
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In this comprehensive examination of international law, you'll find in-depth, substantive discussion supported by expert analysis and commentary, case citations, statutes, and court rules. You'll also reap the benefits of the authors' experience and insights. Representative topics include human rights, law of the sea, airspace and outer space, and sovereign immunity.

Chinese Yearbook of International Law and Affairs


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International relations
Page: N.A
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Geschichte der Universität in Europa


Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406369537
Category: Education, Higher
Page: 542
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Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.

Warum Nationen scheitern

Die Ursprünge von Macht, Wohlstand und Armut
Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310402247X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 608
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Der Klassiker - von sechs Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträgern empfohlen, eine Pflichtlektüre! Warum sind Nationen reich oder arm? Starökonom Daron Acemoglu und Harvard-Politologe James Robinson geben eine ebenso schlüssige wie eindrucksvolle Antwort auf diese grundlegende Frage. Anhand zahlreicher, faszinierender Fallbeispiele – von den Conquistadores über die Industrielle Revolution bis zum heutigen China, von Sierra Leone bis Kolumbien – zeigen sie, mit welcher Macht die Eliten mittels repressiver Institutionen sämtliche Regeln zu ihren Gunsten manipulieren - zum Schaden der vielen Einzelnen. Ein spannendes und faszinierendes Plädoyer dafür, dass Geschichte und Geographie kein Schicksal sind. Und ein überzeugendes Beispiel, dass die richtige Analyse der Vergangenheit neue Wege zum Verständnis unserer Gegenwart und neue Perspektiven für die Zukunft eröffnet. Ein provokatives, brillantes und einzigartiges Buch. »Dieses Buch werden unsere Ur-Ur-Urenkel in zweihundert Jahren noch lesen.« George Akerlof, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Eine absolut überzeugende Studie.« Gary S. Becker, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wirklich wichtiges Buch.« Michael Spence, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Acemoglu und Robinson begeistern und regen zum Nachdenken an.« Robert Solow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiges, unverzichtbares Werk.« Peter Diamond, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Debatte, warum Staaten mit gleicher Vorrausetzung sich so wesentlich in wirtschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklungen unterscheiden.« Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Diese faktenreiche und ermutigende Streitschrift lehrt uns, dass die Geschichte glücklich enden kann, wenn ihr kein Mensch mehr als Versuchsobjekt dient.« Michael Holmes, NZZ am Sonntag »Anderthalb Jahrzehnte Arbeit eines Pools von Wissenschaftlern, auf 600 Seiten zusammengefasst durch zwei Forscher von Weltrang – und dies kommt heraus: eine Liebeserklärung an Institutionen, die im Sinne ihrer Bürger funktionieren. [...] bestechend.« Elisabeth von Thadden, Die Zeit »Sie werden von diesem Buch begeistert sein.« Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Preisträger und Autor der Weltbestseller »Kollaps« und »Arm und Reich« » Ein höchst lesenswertes Buch.« Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Bestsellers »Das Ende der Geschichte« »Ein phantastisches Buch. Acemoglu und Robinson gehen das wichtigste Problem der Sozialwissenschaften an – eine Frage, die führende Denker seit Jahrhunderten plagt – und liefern eine in ihrer Einfachheit und Wirkmächtigkeit brillante Antwort. Eine wunderbar lesbare Mischung aus Geschichte, Politikwissenschaft und Ökonomie, die unser Denken verändern wird. Pflichtlektüre.« Steven Levitt, Autor von »Freakonomics«

Frameworks for Water Law Reform


Author: Sarah Hendry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316194221
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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The world is currently experiencing unprecedented global change, with population increase, urbanisation, climate change and environmental degradation combining to make management of freshwater resources a critical policy focus of the twenty-first century. This timely book designs and develops an original, analytical framework for water law reform processes, using case studies across four jurisdictions. Addressing the four principal areas of water law - integrated water resource management (IWRM) and river basin planning, water rights and allocation, water pollution and quality, and water services - this book provides a comprehensive study of water law, within the context of global and regional policy agendas. Case studies from England, Scotland, South Africa and Queensland, Australia, are presented, providing comparators from both common law and mixed jurisdictions, from the northern and southern hemispheres, and from developed and developing countries. A legislative framework is proposed for water law reform processes, and the consequences of different reform options are considered and investigated. A valuable resource for academics and graduate students in environmental law, resource management, hydrology and social science, this book is also highly relevant to policymakers, NGOs and legal practitioners.