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International Courts and Environmental Protection

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from August 2015
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521881227

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  • International environmental law has come of age, yet the global environment continues to deteriorate. The challenge of the twenty-first century is to reverse this process by ensuring that governments comply fully with their obligations, and progressively assume stricter duties to preserve the environment. This book is the first comprehensive examination of international environmental litigation. Analysing the spectrum of adjudicative bodies that are engaged in the resolution of environmental disputes, it offers a reappraisal of their relevance in contemporary contexts. The book critiques the contribution that arbitral awards and judicial decisions have made to the development of environmental law, and considers the looming challenges for international litigation. With its unique combination of scholarly analysis and practical discussion, this work is especially relevant to an era in which environmental matters are increasingly being brought before international jurisdictions, and will be of great interest to students and scholars engaged with this vital field.

    • Includes a comprehensive and critical account of all major international judicial decisions and arbitral awards in the environmental field
    • Charts the development of international environmental law through landmark judicial decisions
    • Provides a clear and accessible account of the main areas of international law that have been subject to international judicial attention
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521881227
    • length: 458 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 7 maps 3 tables
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from August 2015
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. International Courts and Environmental Governance:
    1. The patchwork of jurisdictions
    2. Institutions of international environmental governance
    3. International courts and environmental governance
    Part II. Judicial Development:
    4. Transboundary environmental damage
    5. Freshwater resources and ecosystems
    6. Marine wildlife and ecosystems
    Part III. Contemporary Challenges:
    7. Public interest proceedings
    8. Jurisdictional coordination
    9. Fragmentation of international environmental law
    10. The future of international environmental litigation.

  • Author

    Tim Stephens, University of Sydney
    Tim Stephens is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney. He specialises in international environmental law, dispute settlement and the law of the sea. He holds a PhD in Law from the University of Sydney, and an MPhil in Geography from the University of Cambridge.

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