The fourth volume of the International Environmental Law Reports collects together approximately fifty decisions of national courts from twenty-six countries, all broadly related to international environmental law. The cases cover a range of environmental issues, from protected species and habitats to activities that impact on the environment - including mining, the construction of dams and waste disposal. The collection evidences different approaches to the relationship between domestic and international legal systems, and highlights many substantive and procedural environmental laws that are enjoying increasing recognition around the world. With around half of the cases having been translated into English from as many as twelve other languages, the volume provides valuable comparative insight into national legal perspectives on international environmental law.
• Reports on major dispute settlement or judicial decisions on environment-related issues under GATT, the WTO, the Canada-USA Free Trade Agreement and the European Community • Summaries and notes of the key cases, plus an invaluable digest of cases arranged by human right relied upon • A valuable resource for students, researchers, practitioners, and academic, government and NGO libraries
Preface; Table of cases reported; Digest; Table of treaties; Argentina: Provincia de la Pampa v. Provincia de Mendoza (1987); Australia: Commonwealth of Australia v. State of Tasmania (1983); Leatch v. National Parks and Wildlife Service & Shoalhaven City Council (1993); Canada: R. v. Crown Zellerbach Canada Ltd. (1988); Friends of the Oldman River Society v. Canada (Minister of Transport) (1992); Daishowa Inc. v. Friends of the Lubicon (1998); 114957 Canada Ltée (Spraytech, Société d'Arrosage) & Services des Espaces; Verts Ltée/Chemlawn v. Town of Hudson (2001); Chile: Palza Corvacho v. Director of Irrigation of the First Region (1985); Pedro Flores v. Codelco, División Salvador (1988); Colombia: Fundepúblico v. Mayor of Bugalagrande (1992); Fundepúblico v. Tradenet de Colombia SA (1994); Jaime Córdoba Trivio (Representing the U'wa Indigenous Peoples) v. Ministry of Environment & Sociedad Occidental de Colombia Inc. (1997); Costa Rica: Chacón v. Ministry of Health & Municipality of Santa Ana (1993); Caribbean Conservation Corporation v. Costa Rica (1999); Vásquez v. Ministry of Environment and Energy (Oil Exploration; in the Caribbean Case) (2000); Finland: Protected Bird Eggs Case (1989); France: Rhine 'Salt War' Cases; NV PWN v. State Minister of the Environment (1983); Les Mines de Potasse d'Alsace v. Province of Northern Holland (1986); Province of Northern Holland v. The State (1989); NV PWN v. Minister of Planning and Environment (2000); Germany: Lingen Nuclear Power Plant Case (1986); Greece: Hellenic Ornithological Society v. Minister of National Economy and Tourism; ('Acheloos River Case') (1994); Hellenic Society for the Protection of Environment and Cultural Heritage v. Minister for the Environment, Land-Use Planning and Public Works; ('Tinos Case') (1995); Hungary: Protected Areas Case (No. 28 of 1994) (1994); India: M.C. Mehta v. Union of India (1987); Indian Council for Enviro-Legal Action v. Union of India (1996); Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum v. Union of India (1996); M.C. Mehta v. Kamal Nath (1996); Italy: Ministry of Internal Affairs v. Patmos Shipping Corporation (1989); Japan: Kayano v. Hokkaido Expropriation Committee (1997); Malaysia: Kajing Tubek v. Ekran Bhd. (1996); Nepal: Surya Prasad Sharma Dhungel on Behalf of Leaders Inc. Pvt. Ltd. v.; Godavari Marble Industries, Pvt. Ltd. (1994); Gopal Siwakoti v. Ministry of Finance (1994); Netherlands: Rhine 'Salt War' Cases: Mines de Potasse d'Alsace SA v. Onroed Goed Maatschappij Bier B.V. (1983, 1986, 1988); Sondermüllbeseitigung Franz Seifermann Gmbh te Rheinau (Brd) v. Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (1989); G.P.J. Zwiers v. Gedeputeerde Staten van Gelderland (1993); Norway: Ellingsen & Bendiksen v. Fisheries Department in the name of the State (1997); Pakistan: Zia v. Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (1994); Philippines: Juan Antonio Oposa v. Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (1993); Laguna Lake Development Authority v. Court of Appeals, Caloocan City (1994); South Africa: Van Huyssteen v. Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (1995); Director, Mineral Development, Gauteng Region v. Save The Vaal; Environment (1999); Sri Lanka: Bulankulama v. Ministry of Industrial Development (2000); Tanzania; Joseph D Kessy v. City Council of Dar es Salaam (1991); Turkey: Senih Özay v. Ministry of the Environment, Ankara (1997); United Kingdom; R. v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs ex parte World Development Movement Ltd. (1994); R. v. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, ex p. Greenpeace Ltd (1999); R. (on the Application of Amvac Chemical UK Ltd.) v. Secretary of State; for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2001); United States of America: State of Missouri v. Holland (1920); Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill (1978); Environmental Defense Fund, Inc
'The significance of this collection is to highlight that there are very real connections between national and international environmental law, if one is only prepared to look for them. With often substantial excerpts from approximately 50 decisions of national countries from no fewer than 26 countries, this really is a goldmine of information.' Environmental Liability