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International Environmental Law: An Introduction

New Edition

By: Pierre-Marie Dupuy(Author), Jorge E Viñuales(Author)

515 pages, 36 b/w illustrations, 1 table

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2018 | Edition: 2 | #237910 | ISBN-13: 9781108438117
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Hardback | Mar 2018 | Edition: 2 | #237911 | ISBN-13: 9781108423601
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About this book

International Environmental Law offers a concise, conceptually clear, and legally rigorous introduction to contemporary international environmental law and practice. International Environmental Law covers all major environmental agreements, paying particular attention to their underlying structure, main legal provisions, and practical operation. It blends legal and policy analysis, making extensive reference to the jurisprudence and scholarship, and addressing the interconnections with other areas of international law, including human rights, humanitarian law, trade and foreign investment. The material is structured into four sections – foundations, substantive regulation, implementation, and influence on other areas of international law – which help the reader to navigate the different areas of international environmental law. Each chapter includes charts summarising the main components of the relevant legal frameworks and provides a detailed bibliography. Suitable for practicing and academic international lawyers who want an accessible, up-to-date introduction to contemporary international environmental law, as well as non-lawyers seeking a concise and clear understanding of the subject.



Part I. Foundations
1. Emergence and development of international environmental law
2. Main features of international environmental law
3. The principles of international environmental law

Part II. Substantive Regulation
4. Oceans, seas and freshwater
5. Atmosphere
6. Biological diversity
7. Dangerous substances and activities

Part III. Implementation
8. Traditional approaches: responsibility/liability/adjudication
9. Alternative approaches – facilitation and management of 'noncompliance'

Part IV. Interactions with Other Branches
10. Interactions with human rights law
11. Interactions with the law of armed conflict
12. Interactions with international economic law

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Pierre-Marie Dupuy is Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Jorge E. Viñuales is the Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge.

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