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Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law

Series: Routledge Handbooks

By: Shawkat Alam (Editor), Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan (Editor), Tareq MR Chowdhury (Editor), Erika J Techera (Editor)

821 pages, tables


Hardback | Sep 2012 | #207314 | ISBN-13: 9780415687171
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The Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law is an advanced level reference guide which provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the corpus of international environmental law (IEL). The Handbook features specially commissioned papers by leading experts in the field of international environmental law, drawn from a range of both developed and developing countries in order to put forward a truly global approach to the subject. Furthermore, it addresses emerging and cross-cutting issues of critical importance for the years ahead.

The Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law is split into six parts for ease of reference:
- The Legal Framework, Theories and Principles of International Environmental Law – focuses on the origins, theory, principles and development of the discipline
- Implementing International Environmental Law – addresses the implementation of IEL and the role of various actors and institutions, including corporations, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs
- Key Issues and Legal Frameworks – brings fresh perspectives of the common general issues of international environmental law, such as biological diversity and marine environmental law
- Regional Environmental Law – explores the specific regimes developed to address regional environmental issues, considering the evolution, prospects and relationship of regional law and mechanisms to IEL
- Cross-Cutting Issues – considers the engagement of international environmental law with other key fields and legal regimes, including international trade, human rights and armed conflict
- Contemporary and Future Challenges – analyses pressing current and emerging issues in the field including environmental refugees and climate change, REDD and deforestation, and 'treaty congestion' in IEL.

This up-to-date and authoritative book makes it an essential reference work for students, scholars and practitioners working in the field.


Part 1: The Legal Framework, Theories and Principles of International Environmental Law
1. The Environment and International Society: Issues, Concepts, and Context, James R. May & J. Patrick Kelly
2. The Origin and Development of International Environmental Law, Anita M Halvorssen
3. Principles Of International Environmental Law, Svitlana Kravchenko, Tareq M.R. Chowdhury and Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan
4. The International Environmental Law-Making Process, Kamrul Hossain
5. Environmental Justice And International Environmental Law, Carmen G. Gonzalez

Part 2: Implementing International Environmental Law
6. International Environmental Institutions, Paul Govind
7. The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations, Peoples And Courts In Implementing International Environmental Laws, Vernon I. Tava
8. Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, Jona Razzaque
9. The Funding Of International Environmental Law, Justin Wolst
10. The Settlement of Disputes In International Environmental Law, Tim Stephens
11. Multinational Corporations and International Environmental Law, Elisa Morgera

Part 3: Key Issues and Legal Frameworks
12. Biological Diversity, Chidi Oguamanam
13. Freshwater, Habitats and Ecosystems, Douglas Fisher
14. International Freshwater Law, Alistair Rieu-Clarke
15. Marine Environmental Law: UNCLOS and Fisheries, Rebecca Bratspies & Anastasia Telesetsky
16. Marine Pollution Law, Damien Cremean & Erika J. Techera
17. Two Decades of The Basel Convention, Tony George Puthucherril
18. Pollution Control and The Regulation of Chemicals and E-Waste, Zada Lipman
19. Air, Atmosphere and Climate Change, Paolo Galizzi
20. The Climate Change Regime, Alexander Zahar
21. The Regulation of Space Activities and the Space Environment, Ulrike M. Bohlmann & Steven Freeland
22. Nuclear Energy And The Environment, Abdullah Al Faruque
23. International Cultural Heritage Law, Erika J. Techera

Part 4: Regional Environmental Law
24. European Environmental Law, Elisa Morgera
25. Americas' Environmental and Sustainable Development Law, Marie-Claire Cordonnier Seggar & Renee Gift
26. South East Asian Environmental Legal Governance, Koh Kheng-Lian & Md. Saiful Karim
27. International Environmental Law and Australia And New Zealand, Cameron Holley
28. Environmental Law in Africa, Michael Kidd
29. Polar Law And Good Governance, Elizabeth Burleson

Part 5: Cross-Cutting Issues
30. International Trade Rules And Environmental Effects, Indira Carr
31. Improving International Investment Agreements, Markus W. Gehring & Avidan Kent
32. Collective Indigenous Rights and the Environment, Shawkat Alam
33. Global Constitutional Environmental Rights, James R. May and Erin Daly
34. Protection Of Environment During Armed Conflict, Susan Breau
35. International Disaster Law, Michael Eburn

Part 6: Contemporary and Future Challenges
36. "Treaty Congestion" in Contemporary International Environmental Law, Donald K. Anton
37. Sustainable Development and International Environmental Law, Klaus Bosselmann
38. International Responsibility and Liability For Environmental Harm, Robert V. Percival
39. Deforestation, Redd and International Law, Rowena Maguire
40. Climate Refugees, Maxine Burkett

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Shawkat Alam is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for International and Environmental Law at Macquarie University where he teaches and researches in the areas of international and environmental law. His recent publication includes Sustainable Development and Free Trade (Routledge, 2008).

Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan teaches law in the Department of Law, ASA University Bangladesh. He was a visiting scholar of Emory Law School, USA. During his studies in Belgium he gained experience in legal practice. He is co-editor of Globalization, International Law, and Human Rights (OUP, 2012).

Dr Tareq M.R. Chowdhury is Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Law, ASA University Bangladesh. He was faculty member of Stockholm University, Sweden. He has contributed many research articles. He is the author of Legal Framework of International Supervision (Stockholm University, 1986).

Erika J Techera is a Professor at The University of Western Australia where she teaches and researches in international and comparative environmental law. She is the author of Marine Environmental Governance: from International Law to Local Practice and previously practised as a barrister.

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