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International law and the environment

Author: Patricia W Birnie; Alan E Boyle
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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"This book is an attempt to assess the present state of international law concerning the protection of the world's natural environment. It does not seek to examine in detail all aspects of contemporary environmental problems, nor is it a work of policy analysis, but rather it aims to explore the basic principles, structure, and effectiveness of the international legal system as it relates to these issues. It is  Read more...
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Birnie, Patricia W.
International law and the environment.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)610107557
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia W Birnie; Alan E Boyle
ISBN: 0198762828 9780198762829 0198762836 9780198762836
OCLC Number: 26260453
Description: xxvii, 563 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. International Law and the Environment --
2. International Organizations 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: Enforcement, Compliance, and Dispute Settlement --
5. The Structure of International Environmental Law III: The Role of National Law and the Right to a Decent Environment --
6. Pollution of International Watercourses --
7. The Law of the Sea and the Regulation of Marine Pollution --
8. The International Control of Hazardous Waste --
9. Nuclear Energy and the Environment --
10. Protecting the Atmosphere and Outer Space --
11. Principles and Problems of Conservation and Sustainable Use of Living Resources --
12. The Emerging Regime for Conservation of Migratory and Endangered Land-Based Species --
13. Conservation of Marine Living Resources --
14. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Patricia W. Birnie, Alan E. Boyle.
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