International Law for the Environment

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Author: Edith Brown Weiss,A. Tarlock

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314288271

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Page: 1420

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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.

Documents Supplement to International Law for the Environment

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Author: Edith Weiss,Daniel Magraw,A. Tarlock,Stephen McCaffrey,Stephanie Tai

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314288288

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Page: 588

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This is the Documents Supplement for Weiss, Magraw, McCaffrey, Tai, and Tarlock's International Law for the Environment.

International Environmental Law and Policy

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Author: Edith Brown Weiss

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1205

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This dynamic casebook takes an interdisciplinary approach in an analytical framework that can be applied to any international environmental legal problem. By studying both legal and non-legal issues, students gain a full and meaningful understanding of this global problem and its legal solutions. International Environmental Law and Policy is the perfect vehicle for tackling the challenges of international environmental law from a global perspective. International Environmental Law and Policy leads students from fundamental issues to sophisticated applications in four main parts: The Nature of International Environmental Issues - Basic Concepts and Context explores non-legal issues such as: global population; intergenerational equity; risk assessments; the tension between industrialized and developing countries; and the underpinning legal issues of public international law and international institutions: Pollution Control offers a detailed analysis of the 'precautionary principle,' the right to a clean environment, general norms applicable to environmental agencies, general principles of international responsibility for environmental harm, and environmental warfare. Natural Resource Management presents detailed discussions of the 'Harmon Doctrine,' the World Heritage Convention, options for conserving biologicla diversity, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and the protection of whales and other species Trade and Finance delves into dispute settlement in the World Trade Organization, the North American Free Trade Agreement, multilateral development banks, debt relief approaches, and funds for the environment. The authors use a skillful blend of material to capture and hold student interest including: detailed case studies that explore international environmental norms exercises which make students apply specific legal rules to real-world cases careful analysis of four principal cases: Trail Smelter; Corfu Channel; Lac Lanous; and Nuclear Weapons Testing appendixes on Researching International Environmental Law, International Organizations, and General Steps in Formulating Multilateral Agreements detailed discussions on the relationship between the international and domestic implementation of law in-depth coverage of the liability, accountability, and valuation of natural resource damages

Carlson, Palmer, and Weston's International Environmental Law and World Order

A Problem-Oriented Coursebook, 3D, Documentary Supplement

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Author: Jonathan C. Carlson,Geoffrey W. R. Palmer,Burns H. Weston

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314194022

Category: Law

Page: 1564

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This collection of basic documents provides comprehensive coverage of the most important treaties and international instruments relating to environmental protection, including judicial and arbitral decisions. It additionally includes documents of general importance in international law, such as the UN Charter and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Materials on trade, human rights, and the law of war are excerpted where pertinent to the legal analysis of an environmental problem. For students and others engaged in research or practice in international environmental law, such as civil servants, diplomats, governmental officials, NGOs, practicing lawyers, and others, the volume serves as a convenient and thorough general reference.

International Environmental Law and Policy Treaty Supplement 2016

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Author: David Hunter,Durwood Zaelke,James Salzman

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609303976

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Page: 501

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This treaty supplement is meant to complement the Fifth edition of International Environmental Law & Policy. It includes the major hard and soft law instruments that embody the field of international environmental law. It thus includes the major multilateral environmental agreements as well as some excerpts from important related treaties such as trade agreements and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

International Law and World Order

A Problem-oriented Coursebook

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Author: Richard A. Falk,Hilary Charlesworth

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1512

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Poses four clusters of world order problems that require students to identify and frame legal issues in factual context. Enables students to determine the relevance of information, organize relevant law and policy, test their analytical skills, and develop a critical understanding of the possibilities of international law. Focuses on the current work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Comprises a series of hypothetical problems involving fictional countries in "real world" decision-making settings, organized around themes that conveniently cluster the principal challenges to the current world order.

Global Climate Change and U.S. Law

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Author: Michael Gerrard

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318164

Category: Law

Page: 754

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Global Climate Change and U.S. Law provides comprehensive coverage of the country's law as it relates to global climate change. After a summary of the factual and scientific background, Part I outlines the international and national legal framework of climate change regulation and associated litigation. Part II describes emerging regional, state and local actions, and includes a 50-state survey. Part III covers issues of concern to corporations, including disclosure, fiduciary duties, insurance, and subsidies. Part IV examines the legal aspects of efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, such as voluntary efforts, emissions trading, and carbon sequestration. Global Climate Change and U.S. Law includes key resource aids, including a glossary of climate related terms; a list of acronyms; extensive endnotes; and a comprehensive index.

Cases of Conflict

Transboundary Disputes and the Development of International Environmental Law

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Author: Allen L. Springer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442635177

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Cases of Conflict focuses on times of dispute as important moments in the development of international environmental law. Conflict tests international law--both its content and its relevance become clearer in times of controversy--but conflict can also help shape the law. Drawing from a growing body of scholarship connecting the fields of international relations and international law, Cases of Conflict examines six prominent case studies to demonstrate how transboundary disputes have influenced the development of international environmental law and policy. Embracing their rich detail and real-world messiness, this book looks to develop a better understanding of the true content and potential of international environmental law.

International Environmental Law and the Global South

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Author: Shawkat Alam,Sumudu Atapattu,Carmen G. Gonzalez,Jona Razzaque

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107055695

Category: Law

Page: 656

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Situating the global poverty divide as an outgrowth of European imperialism, this book investigates current global divisions on environmental policy.

International Law

Cases and Commentary

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Author: Mark W. Janis,John E. Noyes

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314198877

Category: Law

Page: 1050

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Introduces the history and nature of international law, and examines the sources of international law-treaties, customary international law, general principles, jus cogens, and equity--and the different forums in which international law is interpreted and applied. Also covers important fields of international law: individual and human rights; recognition and self-determination; war and peace; the United Nations; Antarctica; outer space; the law of the sea; international environmental laws; international conflict of laws; foreign sovereign immunity; and act of state. All chapters have been thoroughly updated. This edition newly examines U.S. cases on the application of international law in the U.S. legal system, the legal regime governing climate change, the proliferation of international courts and tribunals, the responsibility of international organizations for the actions of their agents, and recent developments at the International Criminal Court.

Cases and Materials [on] the International Legal System

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Author: Mary Ellen O'Connell,Richard Scott,Naomi Roht-Arriaza

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599411835

Category: Law

Page: 1224

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In this thorough revision and update of a classic international law casebook, you will find a comprehensive introduction to the international law of today. The authors have written a highly teachable text that ensures students learn the foundations as well as the latest developments in international law--from the law of piracy to the law of cyberspace. The authors are noted specialists with years of experience in both the practice and teaching of international law. They believe this book will uniquely prepare students for the global practice of law.

Environmental Law in Context

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Author: Robin Craig

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634593045

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Page: 1310

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The Fourth Edition is updated to take account of new developments in the law, new regulations, and new cases. The most comprehensive updates are found in Chapter Four on the Clean Air Act and Chapter Five on the Clean Water Act. Chapter Four has been reorganized to provide professors and students with a new comprehensive section on climate change, including the EPA's many regulatory efforts to address greenhouse gas emissions from both mobile and stationary sources, critical U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and an overview of the Clean Power Plan, which is in litigation as the Fourth Edition goes to press. Chapter 5 includes a new approach to the "waters of the United States" element of Clean Water Act jurisdiction. This section now summarizes key U.S. Supreme Court interpretations from Riverside Bayview Homes, SWANCC, and Rapanos, then provides an overview of both the June 2015 "waters of the United States" rule and the litigation challenging that rule, emphasizing the key issues. Chapter Five now also includes an expanded discussion of stormwater and the two new U.S. Supreme Court cases on Clean Water Act jurisdiction over stormwater. As was true in the Third Edition, the Fourth Edition continues to increase the number of "The Rest of the Story" notes after cases. These notes trace the context and the aftermath of cases and their continuing implications. In addition, by Fall 2016, adopters of the Fourth Edition will have access to fully updated Power Point slides and a new Teachers Manual with links to videos and other teaching materials for use in class. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

International Law

Cases and Materials

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Author: Lori Fisler Damrosch,Sean D. Murphy

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314286437

Category: Law

Page: 1532

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This classic international law casebook has been updated to cover recent case law, including the International Court's Extradite or Prosecute (Belgium v. Senegal) case, and the Supreme Court's decisions in Samantar v. Yousef (on foreign sovereign immunity) and Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (on the Alien Tort Statute). With extraordinary range and depth, this casebook probes "hot topics" such as the Syrian civil war, the seizure of pirates, and the ICC's indictments of African leaders, all calculated to provoke engaging classroom discussions. This casebook is designed for introductory and advanced classes, with detailed readings on the structure and actors of international law and on specialized areas.

International Environmental Law

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Author: Pierre-Marie Dupuy,Jorge E. Viñuales

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108423604

Category: Law

Page: 578

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A concise, clear, and legally rigorous introduction to international environmental law and practice covering the very latest developments.

Human Rights and the Environment

Cases, Law, and Policy

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Author: Svitlana Kravchenko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 637

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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.

Cases and Materials on Environmental Law

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Author: Daniel A. Farber,Jody Freeman,Ann E. Carlson

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1042

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The Eighth Edition provides up-to-date treatment of climate change issues. This classic casebook provides students with a thorough understanding of all major federal environmental regulatory schemes as well as insight into current policy controversies. Particular attention is given to the proper role of cost-benefit analysis, the appropriate judicial role in reviewing agency decisions, and the impact of constitutional decisions relating to federalism, standing, and takings. It also covers the latest Supreme Court cases on subjects from Superfund to water pollution, as well as the major regulatory changes in the first year of the Obama Administration.

Environmental Regulation

Law, Science, and Policy

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Author: Robert V. Percival,Christopher H. Schroeder,Alan S. Miller,James P. Leape

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454882115

Category: Law

Page: 1456

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Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy delivers unparalleled coverage of policy that focuses on the substance of environmental statutes, how they are translated into regulations, and the factors that affect real-world behavior. Self-contained chapters, written in a style accessible to the non-specialist, afford instructors flexibility in organizing courses. Effective teaching and study aids include charts and diagrams mapping the structure of each environmental statute, real-world-based problems and questions, “pathfinders” explaining where to find crucial source materials for every major topic, an extensive glossary, and a list of acronyms.

The Latin American Casebook

Courts, Constitutions, and Rights

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Author: Juan F. Gonzalez-Bertomeu,Roberto Gargarella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317026209

Category: Law

Page: 270

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Traditionally relegated because of political pressure and public expectations, courts in Latin America are increasingly asserting a stronger role in public and political discussions. This casebook takes account of this phenomenon, by offering a rigorous and up-to-date discussion of constitutional adjudication in Latin America in recent decades. Bringing to the forefront the development of constitutional law by Latin American courts in various subject matters, the volume aims to highlight a host of creative arguments and solutions that judges in the region have offered. The authors review and discuss innovative case law in light of the countries’ social, political and legal context. Each chapter is devoted to a discussion of a particular area of judicial review, from freedom of expression to social and economic rights, from the internalization of human rights law to judicial checks on the economy, from gender and reproductive rights to transitional justice. The book thus provides a very useful tool to scholars, students and litigants alike.

An Evolutionary Paradigm for International Law

Philosophical Method, David Hume, and the Essence of Sovereignty

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Author: J. Gillroy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137376651

Category: Philosophy

Page: 325

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The book transcends conventional social scientific method, political theory and its understanding of global governance to make the study of the philosophical essence of the international legal system fully accessible.