Sources and Forms of International Environmental Law; Implementation; Population; Biodiversity; Global Climate Change; Ozone Depletion; Antarctica; Toxic and Hazardous Substances; Land-Based Pollution; Vessel-Based Pollution; Dumping; Conservation of Marine Living Resources; Transboundary Air Pollution; Transboundary Water Pollution; Desertification Nuclear Damage; The Future of EIL.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Civil Society Strategies to Enforce International Environmental Law
Author: Linda Malone
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.
ausgewählte Entscheidungen zum Völkerrecht in Retrospektive
Author: Jörg Menzel
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.