International Law and the Environment

Author: Patricia W. Birnie,Alan E. Boyle,Catherine Redgwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198764229

Category: Law

Page: 851

View: 8395

Assessing the basic principles, structure and effectiveness of the international legal system concerning the protection of the world's natural environment, this text has been updated to take account of developments in genetically modified organisms and biotechnology.

International Law and the Environment

Variations on a Theme

Author: Tuomas Kuokkanen

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041119506

Category: Law

Page: 412

View: 7793

This work contributes to the study of "international environmental law", addressing its development over three time periods: the traditional period, the modern era, and the post-modern period. It challenges the reader to think about the subject and its development within a broader framework.

International Law for Energy and the Environment, Second Edition

Author: Patricia Park

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439870969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 2927

This completely revised edition of Energy Law and the Environment has greatly expanded its scope to explore how international law engages with multinational companies regarding energy sources, ownership of those resources, and state sovereignty. Written for all the players in the energy sector, lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this second edition has been aptly renamed International Law for Energy and the Environment. It considers issues of energy sector regulation related to economics and protection of intellectual property associated with development of technologies for mitigating environmentally damaging emissions. The book is divided into three sections that build upon each other. Section I addresses the interrelationship between international law, environmental law, and the energy sector. It covers regulatory theory within an economic context; the regulation of multinational companies with regard to international regulation and state rules; and trade, competition, and environmental law in the energy sector. Section II examines the regulation of the various energy sectors—oil, gas, and nuclear—and how international law affects them and their ownership, risk, and liability. Section III considers some of the main energy producer/user jurisdictions where energy companies operate, including more developed systems around the world, such as the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Australia as well as two major emerging economies, namely, India and China. The final chapter reviews the material presented in the book, drawing conclusions about the current state of environmental regulation in the energy sector and identifying potential future developments.

Trade and the Environment

Fundamental Issues in International Law, WTO Law, and Legal Theory

Author: Erich Vranes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199562787

Category: Law

Page: 441

View: 3733

The relationship between WTO law and international and domestic efforts to protect the environment is a central concern in WTO and international environmental law. This book analyses these issues by examining the interaction between WTO law and 'other' international law, the WTO law and domestic law, and the contents and the interrelations between fundamental provisions of WTO law.

International Business Law and Its Environment

Author: Richard Schaffer,Filiberto Agusti,Lucien J. Dhooge

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337645648

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

View: 7345

Today, no business is purely domestic. Even the smallest local firms are affected by global competition and world events. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW AND ITS ENVIRONMENT, 10E provides complete, inviting coverage of the legal implications and ramifications of doing business internationally. Readers examine the cultural, political, economic, and ethical issues that today’s global business managers face. With a focus on trade, the licensing of intellectual property, and foreign direct investment, this edition examines the three major forms of doing business in a foreign country. Real examples, precedent-setting cases, managerial implications, and ethical considerations further emphasize key principles. From the legal relationship between parties in an international business transaction to managing risk to the special challenges of conducting business in emerging economies, readers review the most common practices and critical issues in global business law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Bridging the Gap Between International Investment Law and the Environment

Author: Yulia Levashova,Ige F. Dekker,Tineke E. Lambooy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789462365872

Category: Law

Page: 540

View: 3103

This book addresses the topical question on how national and international environmental concerns could be adequately integrated into international investment law. It covers the question whether international investment law restricts state sovereignty in an unacceptable way - in particular, the freedom of host states to develop national policies and regulation for the improvement of the environment. The book first analyzes the interaction between international investment law and the protection of the environment, on the basis of concepts such as sustainable development, fair and equitable treatment, and international responsibility. Secondly, several chapters discuss challenges which are encountered in attempts to integrate environmental concerns in investment policies in specific sectors and regions (e.g. climate change, water pollution, renewable and nuclear energy, and the European Union region). And, finally, specific case studies illustrate the legal and policy tensions between investment law and environmental protection, namely Vattenfall's disputes with Germany, legal clashes between Chevron and Ecuador, and multinational mining companies' conflicts in Indonesia. The contributions are written by international experts and will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners. *** Librarians: ebook available (Series: Legal Perspectives for Global Challenges - Vol. 4) [Subject: International Law, Investment Law, Environmental Law]

Human Rights and the Environment

Cases, Law, and Policy

Author: Svitlana Kravchenko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 637

View: 7445

Increasingly, environmental rights are being recognized as enforceable human rights, both substantive and procedural. Environmental law can no longer be viewed merely as a matter for policy choices in legislation. This new casebook shows how international and national court cases in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas have begun to interpret treaties, national constitutions, and human rights legislation to protect the environment through the recognition of rights. For the first time, these rich developments are brought together in a book suitable as a primary text for classes and seminars.

Intellectual Property Law

Author: Tanya Aplin,Jennifer Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198743548

Category:

Page: 944

View: 3754

This book combines extracts from major cases and secondary materials with critical commentary to provide a complete resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of intellectual property law. All areas of intellectual property law in the UK are covered: copyright, trademarks and passing off, confidential information, industrial designs, patent, procedure and enforcement. This book also tackles topical areas, such as the application of intellectual property law to new technologies and character merchandising. While the focus of the book is on intellectual property law in a domestic context, it provides international, EU and comparative law perspectives on major issues. It also addresses the wider policy implications of legislative and judicial developments in the area.

Introduction to International Environmental Law

Author: Timo Koivurova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317916166

Category: Law

Page: 218

View: 5802

Introduction to International Environmental Law provides a concise overview of international environmental law and the relations and agreements among nations to facilitate environmental protection. Beginning by exploring the history nature and sources of international environmental law, Professor Koivurova moves on to consider the key principles as well as examining the implementation and effectiveness of international environmental law in practice. It considers how international environmental law has developed away from other branches of international law which are heavily based on state sovereignty, in order to more effectively facilitate environmental protection and concludes by posing questions about the future of the field. Taking a concise, accessible approach throughout and employing case studies drawn from a global range of examples, this book is the ideal first point of entry to the context, principles and issues of this important subject.

Principles of International Environmental Law

Author: Philippe Sands,Jacqueline Peel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521769590

Category: Law

Page: 926

View: 1718

Philippe Sands' text on international environmental law provides a clear, authoritative introduction to the subject. This edition has been updated to include relevant new topics, including the Kyoto Protocol, genetically modified organisms, and oil pollution.

Global Governance of the Environment

Environmental Principles and Change in International Law and Politics

Author: Afshin Akhtarkhavari

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849804877

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 4075

This timely book examines the role of environmental principles in changing international environmental law and politics, and argues for the importance of integrating environmental principles in the global governance of the environment. Afshin Akhtarkhavari includes both theoretical and jurisprudential analyses of the concept of environmental principles, as well as detailed case studies to examine their function and role in courts, and the differing approaches taken to soft law and regulation in international politics. Global Governance of the Environment concludes with succinct and insightful considerations of the role of environmental principles in changing international law and politics This topical book will appeal to researchers, academics and students of international environmental law and politics, international relations, as well as domestic environmental law.

International Law for the Environment

Author: Edith Brown Weiss,A. Tarlock

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314288271

Category:

Page: 1420

View: 342

International Law for the Environment is a comprehensive exposition of contemporary international environmental law and the governance institutions that implement it. Part I sets out the drivers of threats to the planet's air, water and social support systems, the philosophical, economic, and scientific foundations of the legal responses to these threats, and the customary and treaty-based legal regimes that have emerged. These regimes are placed in the context of general international law. Part II introduces the students to the major treaty-based regimes such as those addressing transboundary air and water pollution, the control of pollutants which deplete the ozone layer, global climate change, the protection of oceans and polar regions, the disposal of hazardous wastes outside the country of origin, the protection and allocation of fresh waters and the restoration of degraded aquatic ecosystems, and the conservation of biological diversity. Also addressed is the linkage between agricultural production and the environment. Part III examines the integration of environmental considerations into international regimes such as human rights and environmental justice, international trade law and the financing of sustainable development. Environmental governance is discussed in Part IV, together with material on international environmental institutions and the international legal system. Throughout the book the incorporation of international environmental law principles and treaty obligations into national judicial decisions and legislation is stressed.

International Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific

Author: Ben Boer,Donald R. Rothwell,Ross Ramsay,Donald Rothwell

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041107061

Category: Law

Page: 364

View: 6020

The purpose of this book is to assess the development of international environmental law in the Asia Pacific. Consideration is given to the impact upon the region of global, regional and subregional environmental law. An assessment is also undertaken of how certain states, and groups of states, have responded domestically and within their own subregions to these developments. For the purposes of this book the Asia Pacific is defined as essentially the states which comprise East and Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the island states of the Southwest Pacific. Occasional consideration is also given to the states of South Asia.

Basic documents on international law and the environment

Author: Patricia W. Birnie,Alan E. Boyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 688

View: 7312

Basic Documents on International Law offers an authoritative and wide-ranging selection of key documents in this important and increasingly popular area of law and will provide students and scholars with an invaluable companion to the authors' highly successful textbook International Law andthe Environment. The editors have compiled a collection which includes all the major treaties and other legal instruments relevant to the protection of the environment in international law. Topics coverd include the codification and development of international environmental law, marine pollusion, the protection ofthe atmosphere, nuclear risks, control of hazardous substances, and international watercourses. Each text is preceded by a short introduction by the editors, who are both leading scholars in the field.

The Global Environment and International Law

Author: Joseph F. C. DiMento

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292782268

Category: Law

Page: 265

View: 2130

International law has become the key arena for protecting the global environment. Since the 1970s, literally hundreds of international treaties, protocols, conventions, and rules under customary law have been enacted to deal with such problems as global warming, biodiversity loss, and toxic pollution. Proponents of the legal approach to environmental protection have already achieved significant successes in such areas as saving endangered species, reducing pollution, and cleaning up whole regions, but skeptics point to ongoing environmental degradation to argue that international law is an ineffective tool for protecting the global environment. In this book, Joseph DiMento reviews the record of international efforts to use law to make our planet more livable. He looks at how law has been used successfully—often in highly innovative ways—to influence the environmental actions of governments, multinational corporations, and individuals. And he also assesses the failures of international law in order to make policy recommendations that could increase the effectiveness of environmental law. He concludes that a "supranational model" is not the preferred way to influence the actions of sovereign nations and that international environmental law has been and must continue to be a laboratory to test approaches to lawmaking and implementation for the global community.