Author: Lakshman D. Guruswamy,Mariah Zebrowski Leach
Publisher: West Academic
Adopting an interdisciplinary framework, the book succinctly, yet accurately, traverses the full gamut of issues challenging the world today. This new edition deals more fully than the third edition with climate change, energy, and sustainable development. It also traverses a host of new challenges, such as drafting a new Kyoto Protocol, the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. It then clearly analyzes the legal responses, whether in the form of treaties, customary law, or soft law instruments.
Author: Thomas Buergenthal,Sean D. Murphy
Publisher: West Academic
This Fifth Edition of Public International Law in a Nutshell is a concise yet accurate summary of the field of public international law, covering its basic sources, actors, and procedures, and key subject matter areas, such as human rights, the law of the sea, international environmental law, the law of war, and U.S. foreign relations law. This edition is fully updated to include recent treaties, institutions, and Supreme Court decisions. The book is intended to be helpful for students, scholars, and practitioners alike.
ausgewählte Entscheidungen zum Völkerrecht in Retrospektive
Author: Jörg Menzel,Jeannine Hoffmann,Tobias Pierlings
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
English summary: This is a collection of reviews of famous, important and interesting decisions made by international and national courts, committees and panels in the field of international law. An emphasis is put on the decisions of the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, but other courts and various committees are considered as well. National court decisions include Germany as well as the United States and a variety of other countries. The reviews explain backgrounds, analyze the reasoning, describe consequences and give references for further reading. Various introductions provide a systematic analysis of the various topics of international law. German description: Volkerrecht ist Recht vor Gerichten. Ein globales Netzwerk internationaler und nationaler Gerichte und justizahnlicher Instanzen tragt in zunehmendem Umfang und wechselseitiger Vernetzung zur Auslegung sowie Fortentwicklung des Volkerrechts bei. Neben den im Aufschwung begriffenen IGH sind globale Spezialgerichte getreten: die Tatigkeit von international tatigen Menschenrechtsausschussen und Streitschlichtungsorganen im Handelsrecht nimmt zugleich immer justizformlichere Gestalt an. Auf regionaler Ebene sind EGMR sowie EuGH Speerspitzen einer weltweiten Tendenz zu gerichtlicher Streitklarung, im nationalen Bereich werden samtliche Gerichtsbarkeiten mit Volkerrecht konfrontiert. Klassische zwischenstaatliche Konflikte, Menschenrechte, Volkermord sowie Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit, Handelsstreitigkeiten, Immunitats- sowie Jurisdiktionsfragen sind nur einige der Themen der Volkerrechtsprechung. International findet fast jeder Konflikt inzwischen irgendwo auch sein justizformliches Forum, innerstaatlich ist kein Rechtsgebiet mehr unbeeinflusst von einer sich dynamisch entwickelnden Rechtsprechungspraxis im Volkerrecht. Die Autoren des vorliegenden Bandes widmen sich, ein breites Spektrum internationaler und nationaler Entscheidungsinstanzen berucksichtigend, in 136 Einzelbesprechungen beruhmten, wichtigen und interessanten Entscheidungen. Die Beitrage beleuchten historische sowie juristische Hintergrunde, analysieren Entscheidungsinhalte, beschreiben Folgewirkungen und geben weiterfuhrende Hinweise. Eine allgemeine Einleitung, 5 Einfuhrungen zu zentralen Instanzen volkerrechtlicher Gerichtsbarkeit sowie 16 thematische Einfuhrungen runden dieses Kompendium zur Rechtsprechung im Bereich des Volkerrechts ab.
Author: Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.
Exercises and Answers
Author: Cristina Verones,SÃ©bastien Rosselet
Publisher: A&C Black
A sound understanding of public international law is indispensable for any lawyer, whether working in an international or domestic context. It is therefore important that students have a thorough theoretical understanding of international law issues, and are able to apply the relevant international legal rules to a given set of facts, so as to arrive at a legally coherent conclusion. This practical aspect of learning international law is often neglected in favour of more theoretical aspects - which is where this book comes in. The book offers a series of hypothetical practical cases in public international law, including some of its specialised branches, such as international human rights law and international criminal law. It challenges students to practise and familiarise themselves with the methodology and to write solutions to practical international legal questions. The book is in two parts: part one contains practical (exam-like) questions, while part two contains the solutions. The practical questions in part one are organised by subject, such as treaty law or state responsibility. One chapter is dedicated to more complex 'interconnected' cases, where students are asked to tackle problems which span multiple potential cases and topics. ENDORSEMENT 'An extremely interesting and innovative text that students studying Public International Law should find invaluable.' Associate Professor Joanne Sellick Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, University of Plymouth
Author: Andreas Kulick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Outlines a general theory of whether and how to include public interest concerns in the realm of international investment law.
Author: Sara Bronin,Ryan Rowberry
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Category: Historic buildings
Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell provides the leading in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts. Historic preservation is a burgeoning area of law that includes aspects of property, land use, environmental, constitutional, cultural resources, international, and Native American law. This book covers the primary federal statutes, and many facets of state statutes, dealing with the protection and preservation of historic resources. It also includes key topics like the designation process, federal agency obligations, local regulation, takings and other constitutional concerns, and real estate development issues. Click here to read a book review of the first edition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Author: Ulrich Beyerlin,Thilo Marauhn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
International Environmental Law is a new textbook written for students, practitioners, and anyone interested in the subject. The overall aim of the book is to provide a fresh understanding of international environmental law as a whole, seen in the light of climate change, biodiversity loss, and the other serious environmental challenges facing the world. The book has also been kept deliberately manageable in size by careful selection of topics and by adopting a cross-cutting synthesis of regulatory interaction in the field. This enables the reader to place international environmental law in the broader context of public international law in general, revealing at the same time that international environmental law is experimental ground for developing new legal approaches towards global governance. To this end, the authors have combined theory and practice. Apart from discussing concepts, rule-making and compliance, the book looks at options for improved coordination, harmonisation and even integration of existing multilateral environmental agreements, analysing how conflicts between various environmental regimes can be avoided or, at least, adequately managed. The authors argue that an appropriate management of international environmental relations must address the North-South divide, which continues to be a major obstacle to global environmental cooperation. Furthermore, the authors emphasise the growing human rights dimension of international environmental law. This book is an ideal 'door opener' for the further study of international environmental law. Focusing on 'international environmental governance' in a comprehensive way, it serves to explain that each institution, each actor, and each instrument is part of a multi-dimensional process in international environmental law and relations.
Lessons from Louisiana on Oil, Politics, and Environmental Justice
Author: Ernest Zebrowski,Mariah Zebrowski Leach
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Political Science
Hydrocarbon Hucksters is the saga of the oil industry’s takeover of Louisiana—its leaders, its laws, its environment, and, by rechanneling the flow of public information, its voters. It is a chronicle of mindboggling scientific and technical triumphs sharing the same public stew with myths about the “goodness” of oil and bald-faced public lies by politicians and the captains of industry. It is a story of money and power, greed and corruption, jingoism and exploitation, pollution and disease, and the bewilderment and resignation of too many of the powerless. Most importantly, Hydrocarbon Hucksters is a case study of what happens when a state uncritically hands the oil and petrochemical industries everything they desire. Today, Louisiana ranks at or near the bottom of the fifty states on virtually every measure related to the quality of life—income, health, education, environment, public services, public safety, physical infrastructure, and vulnerability to disasters (both natural and man-made). Nor, contrary to the claims of the hydrocarbon sector, has there been much in the way of job creation to offset all of this social grief. The authors (one a scientist, the other an environmental lawyer) have woven together the science, legal history, economic issues, and national and global contexts of what has happened. Their objective is to raise enough national awareness to prevent other parts of the United States from repeating Louisiana’s historical follies. The authors are uncle and niece, a generation apart, who have melded their conclusions from two separate tracks.
Author: Jan Klabbers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Written by one of the world's leading international lawyers, this is a landmark publication in the teaching of international law. International law can be defined as 'the rules governing the legal relationship between nations and states', but in reality it is much more complex, with political, diplomatic and socio-economic factors shaping the law and its application. This refreshingly clear, concise textbook encourages students to view international law as a dynamic system of organizing the world. Bringing international law back to its first principles, the book is organised around four questions: where does it come from? To whom does it apply? How does it resolve conflict? What does it say? Building on these questions with both academic rigour and clarity of expression, Professor Klabbers breathes life and energy into the subject. Footnotes point students to the wider academic debate while chapter introductions and final remarks reinforce learning.
Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert
Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Hermann E. Ott
Category: Social Science
Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.
Author: Kristin Bartenstein,Wolfgang Durner,Astrid Epiney,et al.
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Das vorliegende Lehrbuch zum internationalen Umweltrecht stellt die gesamte Materie dar - einschließlich ihrer europarechtlichen Bezüge. Die ersten Abschnitte behandeln bereichsübergreifend relevante Fragestellungen, die die Bezüge zum Völkerrecht herstellen. Die folgenden Abschnitte analysieren den Schutz und die nachhaltige Nutzung der einzelnen Umweltmedien. Die europarechtlichen Aspekte werden jeweils im thematischen Zusammenhang erläutert.
A Coursebook. Second Edition
Author: Marci Hoffman,Mary Rumsey
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, second edition by Hoffman and Rumsey, now in a second edition, is designed for classes in foreign and international legal research. Topics covered in the book range from treaty research to chapters on particular subjects of international law. Coverage also includes chapters on researching foreign and comparative law as well as major international organizations, including the UN and the EU.
Civil Society Strategies to Enforce International Environmental Law
Author: Linda Malone,Scott Pasternack
Publisher: Island Press
Defending the Environment provides the means for nongovernmental organizations, community groups, and individuals to bring environmental and public health problems to the attention of international courts, tribunals, and commissions, or to their domestic counterparts. It suggests specific strategies and provides detailed information for taking action. This revised and updated edition also contains new case studies of the application of those strategies that has occurred in recyears. Each chapter provides a description of the institutional mechanisms that can potentially receive, review, and remedy the alleged violation, along with a set of guidelines that explain how the reader can employ a particular strategy, and an example that indicates the effectiveness of a given strategy. In addition, the book offers an appendix that lists individuals and organizations who can assist with the various strategies described. Defending the Environment represents the first concise, comprehensive guide to international environmental law and institutions that offers readers hands-on strategies for addressing environmental and public health problems.
A History of American Environmental Policy, Second Edition
Author: Richard N. L. Andrews
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Political Science
In this book Richard N. L. Andrews looks at American environmental policy over the past four hundred years, shows how it affects environmental issues and public policy decisions today, and poses the central policy challenges for the future. This second edition brings the book up to date through President George W. Bush’s first term and gives the current state of American environmental politics and policy. “A guide to what every organizational decision maker, public and private, needs to know in an era in which environmental issues have become global.”—Lynton K. Caldwell, Public Administration Review "A wonderful text for students and scholars of environmental history and environmental policy.”—William L. Andreen, Environmental History
Author: Louis B. Sohn †,John Noyes,Erik Franckx,Kristen Juras
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
This second edition of Cases and Materials on the Law of the Sea compiles cases, treaties, U.N. documents, commentaries, and other teaching materials that systematically present law of the sea topics.
The Politics of Improving Environmental Protection
Author: Robert Jay Wilder
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Category: Political Science
Through a rigorous integration of policy and science, Robert Wilder suggests a much-improved second-generation governance of the oceans and coasts and proposes new ideas for resolving the environmental policy stalemate found within the U.S. government.
Author: Andrew Harding,Penelope Nicholson
This book discusses court-oriented legal reforms across Asia with a focus on the creation of ‘new courts’ over the last 20 years. Contributors discuss how to judge new courts and examine whether the many new courts introduced over this period in Asia have succeeded or failed. The ‘new courts’ under scrutiny are mainly specialist courts, including those established to hear cases involving intellectual property disputes, bankruptcy petitions, commercial contracts, public law adjudication, personal law issues and industrial disputes. The justification of the trend to ‘judicialize’ disputes has seen the invocation of Western-style rule of law as necessary for the development of the market economy, democratization, good governance and the upholding of human rights. This book also includes critics of court building who allege that it serves a Western agenda rather than serving local interests, and that the emphasis on judicialization marginalises alternative local and traditional modes of dispute resolution. Adopting an explicitly comparative perspective, and contrasting the experiences of important Asian states - China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Thailand and Indonesia - this book considers critical questions including: Why has the ‘new-court model’ been adopted, and why do international development agencies and nation-states tend to favour it? What difficulties have the new courts encountered? How have the new courts performed? What are the broader implications of the trend towards the adoption of judicial solutions to economic, social and political problems? Written by world authorities on court development in Asia, this book will not only be of interest to legal scholars and practitioners, but also to development specialists, economists and political scientists.