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International Law and the Environment


By: Patricia Birnie and Alan Boyle

798 pages, no illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jan 2009 | Edition: 3 | #176888 | ISBN-13: 9780198764229
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About this book

As conservation of the environment plays an increasingly important role within society, International Law and the Environment continues to be the essential read for students and practioners alike. International Law and the Environment, whilst remaining rooted within the substantive law, places legislation on the protection of the environment firmly at the core of its current context.

Written by three of the foremost experts in this field, the authors employ sharp and thorough analysis of the laws, allowing them to share their extensive knowledge and experience with the reader. The authors provide a unique perspective on the implications of International regulation, promoting a wider understanding of the pertinent issues impacting upon the law.
This edition features extended treatment of Genetically Modified Organisms and biotechnology as well as the implications of ethics and the environment. It also benefits from new material covering the role of the International Maritime Organisation and Non-Governmental Organisations, which continue to grow in their influence over legislative provisions.These revisions ensure that not only does International Law and the Environment remain at the forefront of developments but continues to provide the most complete coverage of the growing subject of environmental law.


1. International Law and the Environment; 2. International Governance and the Formulation of Environmental Law and Policy; 3. The Structure of International Environmental Law I: Rights and Obligations of States; 4. The Structure of International Environmental Law II: Regulation, Compliance, Enforcement and Dispute Settlement; 5. The Structure of International Environmental Law III: Environmental Rights and Crimes; 6. Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use of International Watercourses; 7. The Law of the Sea and the Protection of the Marine Environment; 8. The International Control of Hazardous Waste; 9. Nuclear Energy and the Environment; 10. Protecting the Atmosphere and Outer Space; 11. Conservation of Nature, Ecosystems, and Biodiversity: Principles and Problems; 12. Conservation of Migratory and Land-based Species and Biodiversity; 13. Conservation of Marine Living Resources and Biodiversity; 14. International Trade and Environmental Protection

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