International Law for the Environment


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

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

International Environmental Law and Policy Treaty Supplement 2016


Author: David Hunter,Durwood Zaelke,James Salzman
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609303976
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Page: 501
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This treaty supplement is meant to complement the Fifth edition of International Environmental Law & Policy. It includes the major hard and soft law instruments that embody the field of international environmental law. It thus includes the major multilateral environmental agreements as well as some excerpts from important related treaties such as trade agreements and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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
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This is the Documents Supplement for Weiss, Magraw, McCaffrey, Tai, and Tarlock's International Law for the Environment.

Carlson, Palmer, and Weston's International Environmental Law and World Order

A Problem-Oriented Coursebook, 3D, Documentary Supplement
Author: Jonathan C. Carlson,Geoffrey W. R. Palmer,Burns H. Weston
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314194022
Category: Law
Page: 1564
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This collection of basic documents provides comprehensive coverage of the most important treaties and international instruments relating to environmental protection, including judicial and arbitral decisions. It additionally includes documents of general importance in international law, such as the UN Charter and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Materials on trade, human rights, and the law of war are excerpted where pertinent to the legal analysis of an environmental problem. For students and others engaged in research or practice in international environmental law, such as civil servants, diplomats, governmental officials, NGOs, practicing lawyers, and others, the volume serves as a convenient and thorough general reference.

Environmental law in context

cases and materials
Author: Robin Kundis Craig
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: 9780314151636
Category: Law
Page: 1087
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This text teaches students to think about environmental law in an integrated and comprehensive manner. Relying on graphics and flow charts as well as cases and administrative materials, Environmental Law in Context provides a step-by-step introduction to six of the most important federal environmental statutes -- the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act ? plus an introduction to environmental citizen suits. At the same time, by discussing related issues throughout the text (not just in specialized units or chapters), Environmental Law in Context immerses students in the larger context of environmental law. In so doing, it considers the connections and interplay between the federal environmental statutes and politics, science, economics, and other areas of law, (including common law, statutory interpretation, administrative law, criminal law, constitutional law, federal Indian law, international law, and environmental justice). In addition to being suitable for an environmental law class, this new book is also focused enough to serve as the basis for a 1-L course on statutory interpretation.

Cases and Commentary on International Law


Author: Mark W. Janis,John E. Noyes
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 975
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Introduces the history and nature of international law, and examines the sources of international law-treatise, custom, general principles, jus cogens, and equity. Also covers important fields of international law: individuals and human rights; recognition and self-determination; war and peace and the United Nations; Antarctica, outer space, the law of the sea, and international environmental laws; and international conflict of laws, foreign sovereign immunity, and act of state.

International Law and World Order

A Problem-oriented Coursebook
Author: Burns H. Weston,Richard A. Falk,Hilary Charlesworth
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 1441
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Poses four clusters of world order problems that require students to identify and frame legal issues in factual context. Enables students to determine the relevance of information, organize relevant law and policy, test their analytical skills, and develop a critical understanding of the possibilities of international law. Focuses on the current work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Comprises a series of hypothetical problems involving fictional countries in "real world" decision-making settings, organized around themes that conveniently cluster the principal challenges to the current world order.

Global Climate Change and U.S. Law


Author: Michael Gerrard
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318164
Category: Law
Page: 754
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Global Climate Change and U.S. Law provides comprehensive coverage of the country's law as it relates to global climate change. After a summary of the factual and scientific background, Part I outlines the international and national legal framework of climate change regulation and associated litigation. Part II describes emerging regional, state and local actions, and includes a 50-state survey. Part III covers issues of concern to corporations, including disclosure, fiduciary duties, insurance, and subsidies. Part IV examines the legal aspects of efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, such as voluntary efforts, emissions trading, and carbon sequestration. Global Climate Change and U.S. Law includes key resource aids, including a glossary of climate related terms; a list of acronyms; extensive endnotes; and a comprehensive index.

International Environmental Law and the Global South


Author: Shawkat Alam,Sumudu Atapattu,Carmen G. Gonzalez,Jona Razzaque
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107055695
Category: Law
Page: 656
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Situating the global poverty divide as an outgrowth of European imperialism, this book investigates current global divisions on environmental policy.

International Law

Cases and Materials
Author: Lori Fisler Damrosch
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 1678
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Updated with an emphasis on current issues, this classic casebook emphasizes developments in international law, with expertly edited cases and problems for class discussion. Cases and Materials on International Law offers a treatment of the subject for introductory and advanced classes and detailed readings and reference materials for those who wish to pursue topics in depth. The fourth edition enriches every chapter with new information on institutions contributing to the sources and enforcement of international law, including the World Trade Organization, the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the prospective International Criminal Court, and organizations in the fields of law of the sea and arms control. International criminal law now has a chapter of its own, and the casebook gives expanded treatment to human rights, environmental law, and economic law.

Cases of Conflict

Transboundary Disputes and the Development of International Environmental Law
Author: Allen L. Springer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442635177
Category: Law
Page: 272
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Cases of Conflict focuses on times of dispute as important moments in the development of international environmental law. Conflict tests international law--both its content and its relevance become clearer in times of controversy--but conflict can also help shape the law. Drawing from a growing body of scholarship connecting the fields of international relations and international law, Cases of Conflict examines six prominent case studies to demonstrate how transboundary disputes have influenced the development of international environmental law and policy. Embracing their rich detail and real-world messiness, this book looks to develop a better understanding of the true content and potential of international environmental law.

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

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.

Cases and Materials [on] the International Legal System


Author: Mary Ellen O'Connell,Richard Scott,Naomi Roht-Arriaza
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599411835
Category: Law
Page: 1224
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In this thorough revision and update of a classic international law casebook, you will find a comprehensive introduction to the international law of today. The authors have written a highly teachable text that ensures students learn the foundations as well as the latest developments in international law--from the law of piracy to the law of cyberspace. The authors are noted specialists with years of experience in both the practice and teaching of international law. They believe this book will uniquely prepare students for the global practice of law.

Climate Change and the Law


Author: Erkki Hollo,Kati Kulovesi,Michael Mehling
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940075440X
Category: Law
Page: 693
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Climate Change and the Law is the first scholarly effort to systematically address doctrinal issues related to climate law as an emergent legal discipline. It assembles some of the most recognized experts in the field to identify relevant trends and common themes from a variety of geographic and professional perspectives. In a remarkably short time span, climate change has become deeply embedded in important areas of the law. As a global challenge calling for collective action, climate change has elicited substantial rulemaking at the international plane, percolating through the broader legal system to the regional, national and local levels. More than other areas of law, the normative and practical framework dedicated to climate change has embraced new instruments and softened traditional boundaries between formal and informal, public and private, substantive and procedural; so ubiquitous is the reach of relevant rules nowadays that scholars routinely devote attention to the intersection of climate change and more established fields of legal study, such as international trade law. Climate Change and the Law explores the rich diversity of international, regional, national, sub-national and transnational legal responses to climate change. Is climate law emerging as a new legal discipline? If so, what shared objectives and concepts define it? How does climate law relate to other areas of law? Such questions lie at the heart of this new book, whose thirty chapters cover doctrinal questions as well as a range of thematic and regional case studies. As Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), states in her preface, these chapters collectively provide a “review of the emergence of a new discipline, its core principles and legal techniques, and its relationship and potential interaction with other disciplines.”

International Environmental Law


Author: Roger Romulus Martella,J. Brett Grosko
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627227377
Category: Law
Page: 1107
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A practical analytical framework for understanding and analyzing a complex and confusing regime of international environmental laws, this resource begins by considering the current state of play of international environmental law and describes the framework for approaching an issue in this area. The book provides a template for analyzing critical international environmental law issues, considers the legal regimes in twenty-six key markets that span the globe, and concludes by discussing global and cross-border matters.

The Latin American Casebook

Courts, Constitutions, and Rights
Author: Juan F. Gonzalez-Bertomeu,Roberto Gargarella
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317026209
Category: Law
Page: 270
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Traditionally relegated because of political pressure and public expectations, courts in Latin America are increasingly asserting a stronger role in public and political discussions. This casebook takes account of this phenomenon, by offering a rigorous and up-to-date discussion of constitutional adjudication in Latin America in recent decades. Bringing to the forefront the development of constitutional law by Latin American courts in various subject matters, the volume aims to highlight a host of creative arguments and solutions that judges in the region have offered. The authors review and discuss innovative case law in light of the countries’ social, political and legal context. Each chapter is devoted to a discussion of a particular area of judicial review, from freedom of expression to social and economic rights, from the internalization of human rights law to judicial checks on the economy, from gender and reproductive rights to transitional justice. The book thus provides a very useful tool to scholars, students and litigants alike.

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.

Is International Law International?


Author: Anthea Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190696435
Category: Law
Page: 304
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This book takes the reader on a sweeping tour of the international legal field to reveal some of the patterns of difference, dominance, and disruption that belie international law's claim to universality. Pulling back the curtain on the "divisible college of international lawyers," Anthea Roberts shows how international lawyers in different states, regions, and geopolitical groupings are often subject to distinct incoming influences and outgoing spheres of influence in ways that reflect and reinforce differences in how they understand and approach international law. These divisions manifest themselves in contemporary controversies, such as debates about Crimea and the South China Sea. Not all approaches to international law are created equal, however. Using case studies and visual representations, the author demonstrates how actors and materials from some states and groups have come to dominate certain transnational flows and forums in ways that make them disproportionately influential in constructing the "international." This point holds true for Western actors, materials, and approaches in general, and for Anglo-American (and sometimes French) ones in particular. However, these patterns are set for disruption. As the world moves past an era of Western dominance and toward greater multipolarity, it is imperative for international lawyers to understand the perspectives and approaches of those coming from diverse backgrounds. By taking readers on a comparative tour of different international law academies and textbooks, the author encourages them to see the world through the eyes of others -- an essential skill in this fast changing world of shifting power dynamics and rising nationalism.