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International law and the environment

Author: Patricia W Birnie
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. reprinted (with corrections)View all editions and formats
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This textbook deals with international environmental law, an area of law which has exploded during the past five years. The authors survey the burgeoning literature, analyze numerous unanswered  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia W Birnie
ISBN: 0198762836 9780198762836 0198762828 9780198762829
OCLC Number: 33232349
Notes: Originally published: 1992.
Description: xxvii, 563 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Table of major treaties and instruments; international law and the environment; international organizations and the formulation of environmental law and policy; the structure of international environmental law - rights and obligations of states, enforcement, compliance and dispute settlement, the role of national law and the right to a decent environment; pollution of international watercourses; the law of the sea and the regulation of marine pollution; the international control of hazardous waste; nuclear energy and the environment; protecting the atmosphere and outer space; principles and problems of conservation and sustainable use of living resources; the emerging regime for conservation of migratory and endangered land-based species; conservation of marine resources.
Responsibility: Patricia W. Birnie, Alan E. Boyle.

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